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Roxane Gay is a bold writer of impressive range who experiments with magic realism, dystopia, and fantasy.
Mr. Gaga is a sensitive and engaging documentary of an Israeli artist.
Stage Kiss is Sarah Ruhl’s whimsical contribution to the age-old artistic theme of art vs. life.
Maria Schrader has set herself a very ambitious agenda in Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe.
Seeing Happy Ending a few days after the shock of the 2016 presidential election felt bracing to me.
Cursed Legacy's chronicle of the life of Thomas Man's son is an important addition to the cultural history of the twentieth century.
Natalie Portman turned Israeli author Amos Oz’s extraordinary memoir of 1940s Jerusalem into a superb film,
This is a beautifully acted but grim 70 minutes of theater, a no-frills look at the dynamics of a struggle about life and death.
peerless will have generations of parents and current as well as former teenagers laughing in concert.
Anat Gov's play about wrestling with life and God is an outrageously provocative script that showcases the best of contemporary Israeli art.
This superb production offers audiences a chance to discover or rediscover an American classic.
The production, like so many I've seen staged by the Chester Theatre Company, makes the most of limited resources.
Two fine new plays that create deeply absorbing drama from newspaper stories in the headlines.
This character-driven comedy about three generations of illusionists is light as a bauble, yet packs a subtle psychological punch.
The founders of the Tenement Museum would have been pleased to see visitors drawing parallels both with the immigration headlines in the news.
All the Single Ladies is an ambitious book, packed with so many interesting people and ideas that I often wanted to hear far more about each.
I’m deeply grateful to Arts Emerson for bringing the Maly Drama Theatre to Boston and hope for more.
No one I know is neutral about this kind of material and I was pleased to watch a play that did not shrink from its many complexities and challenges.
Given the rise of radical Islamic terrorism, Disgraced is nothing if not timely. Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar. Directed by Gordon Edelstein. Staged by the Huntington Theatre Company at the Bosto…
I wish I could say I was dazzled by the production's concept.
This is a strong exhibit that succeeds in conveying a sense of what it was like to live during the 1920s in this exciting capital.
Jay Parini has provided an important slice of literary and cultural history as well as a portrait of a man.
Technology is the gimmick in this two-hander, but what makes Blink absorbing is the writing, teamed with excellent acting and directing.
In this Shaw Festival production we have something all too 21st century: the deliberate dumbing down of a complex play.
William Inge's Off the Main Road is both contemporary and politically incorrect in the best ways.
If you revel in witty lyrics and soaring melodies as I do, you will love this Man of La Mancha
"I was/am struck by the women in The How and the Why. I hadn't seen them onstage before. Nor had I quite heard from them before.”
Oliver Sacks' On the Move is an absorbing, idiosyncratic, often moving memoir.
Antonio Tacucchi's fluid style moves easily from realism to surrealism, banal conversation to poetic free association, reportage to allusion.
The Man Between offers a fascinating glimpse of the late master translator Michael Henry Heim, its reportedly modest and reticent protagonist.