Though the collaboration of Lorca and Lookingglass is promising, the production’s aesthetic choices dominate Lorca’s words and characters instead of supporting them.
Through an intricate dance of witty dialogue, Northlight Theater’s production BUTLER by Richard Strand explores one moment in history which undoubtedly can be considered the prelude to not just the Emancipation Proclamation, but it also explains how Black men both free and escaped slaves were allowed to join as soldiers of the Union during the Civil war.
Once you embark on United Flight 232, there is no unbuttoning your seatbelt, no releasing the tight grip your white knuckled fingers and no calming your racing heart. You can be told to prepare for this 90-minute journey but no amount of “brace, brace, brace” will dampen the impact and its long lasting effects.
In a detailed account of her school-forbidden trip into New York City, Molloy captivates her audience as she brings Rapp’s piercing imagery to life.
We are not generally used to feeling sympathy for the bullies of our society. We don’t usually ask how they got to be where they are and we couldn’t care less if they receive their very much needed forgiveness to move on.
WAKING LAZARUS is a hidden gem and a must-see musical that genuinely raises critical questions about gender, race, and spirituality within society.
HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL manages to be both satirical and at times legitimately moving, largely echoing the biting tone of the original film.