A brothers’ bond heart-breaks in ‘Bars and Measures’ at Mosaic

Reginald L. Douglas’ directorial debut as Mosaic Theater artistic director pitches us into a fraught conflict between two brothers. Eric and Darryl Hutchins are devoted to each other, and to music. Their father, who works for the government, exposes them to jazz and his beloved bee-bop. Eric, the younger brother (Joel Ashur), becomes a classical … Read more

Stellar cast delivers a potent ‘Endgame’ Off-Broadway at Irish Rep

Considered by Nobel Prize-winning Irish playwright Samuel Beckett to be his personal favorite and his masterpiece, Endgame, a one-act tragicomedy on the absurdity of existence, made its Off-Broadway debut in 1958, at the height of the Theatre of the Absurd movement. It’s now back Off-Broadway in a masterful production at Irish Repertory Theatre, directed by … Read more

‘The Cake’ at Prologue Theatre comes with baked-in clichés

Prologue Theatre is on a mission. “We want the plays that Prologue produces to be a catalyst for deeper dialogue and conversation on topical issues,” said Artistic Director Jason Tamborini shortly after the company was founded. Prologue’s latest production, in association with NextStop Theatre Company, certainly attempts to fit that bill. Now in performances at … Read more

The International Presenting Commons Convenes at Last

Mara Isaacs widened the scope of the conversation, reflecting on the sense of isolation that artists and producers everywhere have been feeling, and which has led, on the global exchange front, to isolationism, retrenchment, and risk-averseness. “’The room for error has gotten smaller,” she said. “We need to re-open the pathways… for how we collaborate.” … Read more

Artists Who Inspire! #7: Mauricio Pita

“I am not interested really in talking to you as an artist. It seems to me that the artist’s struggle for his integrity must be considered as a kind of metaphor for the struggle, which is universal and daily, of all human beings on the face of this terrifying globe to get to become human … Read more

Artists Who Inspire! #7: Mauricio Pita

“I am not interested really in talking to you as an artist. It seems to me that the artist’s struggle for his integrity must be considered as a kind of metaphor for the struggle, which is universal and daily, of all human beings on the face of this terrifying globe to get to become human … Read more

‘Escape to Margaritaville’ charms at Riverside Center for the Performing Arts

Riverside Center for the Performing Arts is kicking off its 25th year with one party of a production! Jimmy Buffett’s Escape to Margaritaville has everything a good celebration needs: tropical drinks on the beach, lively music and dancing, romance, and even a smattering of zombies (you read that right). Robert A. K. Gonyo directs this … Read more