Sunday, June 26, 2022

Mad House review – David Harbour and Bill Pullman spar in dark family psychodrama by Arifa Akbar

Ambassadors, LondonTheresa Rebeck’s play follows the relationship between a terminally ill father and a mentally unstable son Theresa Rebeck’s play opens as a dysfunctional father-son dr…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:12PM
Tuesday, June 7, 2022

A Healthy House by Joel Benjamin

Diriwachter is particularly skilled in writing working class vernacular.  The Father and Tim speak the same language and he catches all the subtleties of decades of ups and downs.  He also…

SOURCE: www.theaterscene.net at 03:59PM
Thursday, June 2, 2022

‘An alarmingly current piece of work’: THE FATHER & THE ASSASSIN – National Theatre by Tom Bolton

Anupama Chandrasekhar’s new play The Father And The Assassin about Nathuram Godse, the man who murdered – assassinated – Mohandas Gandhi in 1948, is an alarmingly current piece of work…

SOURCE: mytheatremates.com at 07:00AM
Sunday, May 29, 2022

The week in theatre: The Father and the Assassin; Celebrated Virgins; Legally Blonde by Susannah Clapp

Olivier, London; Theatre Clwyd, Mold; Regent’s Park Open Air theatre, LondonGandhi’s murderer turns on the charm in an extraordinary production; the ladies of Llangollen come to vibrant …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:54AM
Saturday, May 28, 2022

REVIEW ROUND-UP: The Father and the Assassin at the National Theatre by Emma Clarendon

Love London Love Culture’s Emma Clarendon what discovers what critics have had to say about Anupama Chandrasekhar’s play The Father and the Assassin now being performed at the National T…

SOURCE: mytheatremates.com at 07:00AM
Monday, May 23, 2022

‘The Father and the Assassin’ Review: A Star-Making Performance in a Dynamic Play About the Murder of Gandhi by Gordon Cox

“What are you staring at? Have you never seen a murderer up close before?” Ever since her startlingly assured 2007 debut “Free Outgoing,” shrewd playwright Anupama Chandrasekhar has …

SOURCE: Variety at 06:25PM

In capturing the changing face of Britain, playwrights explain us to ourselves | Michael Billington by Michael Billington

Beth Steel’s The House of Shades unites national politics and private lives through the fortunes of a working-class family from 1965 to 2019 Old myths die hard. One of the greatest in thea…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:03PM
Friday, May 20, 2022

The Father and the Assassin review – gripping tale of the man who killed Gandhi by Claire Armitstead

Olivier theatre, LondonAnupama Chandrasekhar artfully unpicks the forces of history with a tale of violence and colonialism that echoes into today When it comes to taboo-busting, Anupama Cha…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:03AM
Thursday, May 19, 2022

The Father and the Assassin, National Theatre review - Gandhi's killer puts his case in a bold, whirlwind production by Heather Neill

Anupama Chandrasekhar argues, with humour and invention, against political extremism The young Indian man stepping towards us on the vast Olivier stage is unremarkable enough, slight and boy…

SOURCE: theartsdesk.com at 09:48PM
Monday, May 16, 2022

IT’S TONY SEASON by Ron Fassler

Harold Prince, victorious with Tony #20 for “Showboat,” with Gregory Hines (1995).Now that the 2022 Tony Awards nominations have been announced and campaigning is in full swing, as usua…

SOURCE: ronfassler.medium.com at 08:53AM
Monday, May 9, 2022

Joshua Cohen, the late Winfred Rembert win arts Pulitzers by Hillel Italie

Joshua Cohen’s “The Netanyahus,” a comic and rigorous campus novel based on the true story of the father of former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seeking a job in academia, …

SOURCE: www.seattletimes.com at 03:55PM
Friday, May 6, 2022

Luck Just Kissed You Hello review – scorching truth-telling in deathbed drama by Helen Meany

Abbey, DublinWayne Jordan directs a sombre revival of Amy Conroy’s 2015 play exploring gender identity and family dynamics What kind of man is it possible to be? That is Amy Conroy’s pro…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 11:33AM
Wednesday, March 30, 2022

‘I grabbed two rings, took my mother, daughter and the cat’: the playwright who fled Kyiv by Natal’ya Vorozhbit

How does it feel to be bombed out of your home town? The author of Bad Roads writes about her desperate departure from Kyiv after Russia’s invasion What should I have taken but didn’t? I…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:36AM
Friday, March 25, 2022

Blue: The Documentary | Go behind the scenes of the making of Blue by The Kennedy Center

See the making of Washington National Opera's "Blue," a contemporary opera on racial injustice in the US today, with a libretto by Tazewell Thompson set to music by Jeanine Tesori. This sh…

SOURCE: YouTube at 03:18PM
Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Review: Black Rep's 'Behind the Sheet' is poignant and powerful by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The play is inspired by the true story of J. Marion Sims, who until recently was celebrated as “the father of modern gynecology.”

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 02:37PM
Wednesday, March 9, 2022

‘An interesting piece of theatre that holds its meaning just out of reach’: THE FOREST – Hampstead Theatre by Louise Penn

Florian Zeller’s puzzles of the mind (The Father, The Mother, The Son, The Height of the Storm) continue to baffle audiences in his new play, The Forest, now in residence at Hampstead’s …

SOURCE: mytheatremates.com at 11:00AM
Monday, March 7, 2022

LEIGH WHIPPER: “I TOOK A LOVE FOR ACTING.” by Ron Fassler

Leigh Whipper, depicted in the painting “Dans un Café a Paris” by Lois Mailou Jones (1939).Not many actors have their portraits on the walls of a museum, so imagine my surprise when I …

SOURCE: ronfassler.medium.com at 09:37AM
Saturday, March 5, 2022

"sandblasted" Lacks True Grit by Jan Simpson

The playwright Charly Evon Simpson had written a bunch of stuff before she got her breakthrough three years ago with Behind the Sheet, a devastating drama about how the father of American gy…

SOURCE: Broadway & Me at 11:42AM
Friday, February 25, 2022

20+ Stage Performances to Watch Online This Weekend February 25-27 - See Billy Porter, George Salazar and Joe Iconis in concert, FRIGID Festival and m by Raven Snook

While in-person theatre is back in NYC, there are still wonderful shows to stream at home. Below are performances you can watch online this weekend, Friday, February 25 to Sunday, February 2…

SOURCE: TDF at 12:00AM
Thursday, February 24, 2022

‘Like looking at broken mirror pieces’: THE FOREST – Hampstead Theatre ★★★★ by Rev Stan

The play follows Pierre, a successful surgeon who's married and the father of a grown-up daughter, as he juggles his professional and family life with having a mistress.

SOURCE: mytheatremates.com at 07:00AM
Friday, February 18, 2022

25+ Stage Performances to Watch Online This Weekend February 18-21 - See dances by Alvin Ailey and Mark Morris, a Sondheim tribute concert, 'The Blues by Raven Snook

While in-person theatre is back in NYC, there are still wonderful shows to stream at home. Below are performances you can watch online this Presidents' Day weekend, Friday, February 18 to Mo…

SOURCE: TDF at 12:00AM
Thursday, February 17, 2022

‘An extraordinary piece about infidelity, guilt & distorted reality’: THE FOREST – Hampstead Theatre by Maryam Philpott

It has been an extraordinarily fruitful partnership between writer Florian Zeller and translator-playwright Christopher Hampton over the past few years with adaptations of Zeller’s disconn…

SOURCE: mytheatremates.com at 07:00AM
Wednesday, February 16, 2022

The Forest, Hampstead Theatre review - puzzling world premiere from Florian Zeller by Helen Hawkins

The author of 'The Father' plays unsatisfying games with the audience If Florian Zeller isn’t a Wordle fan, I’d be very surprised. As with the hit online game, the French playwright lik…

SOURCE: theartsdesk.com at 01:18AM
Tuesday, February 15, 2022

‘The Forest’ Review: Oscar Winner Florian Zeller’s New Play Gets Lost in Itself by Gordon Cox

The gap between what you see and what you get has long proved fertile territory for playwrights. At his considerable best, not least his Oscar-winning adapted screenplay of his play “The F…

SOURCE: Variety at 02:29PM

The Forest review – Florian Zeller’s infidelity tale is masterfully executed by Arifa Akbar

Hampstead theatre, LondonA seductive production that jumbles chronology and blends memory with fantasy is undeniably slick and captivating to watch Florian Zeller’s brand of psychological …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 11:18AM

BWW Review: THE FOREST, Hampstead Theatre

How might Florian Zeller return to the theatre following his Oscar triumph for The Father? London's Hampstead Theatre hosts the world premiere of his latest play, The Forest.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 04:31AM
Thursday, February 10, 2022

15+ Stage Performances to Watch Online This Weekend February 11-13 - See live concerts by Broadway's Patti Murin and Eden Espinosa, New Victory's 'Air by Raven Snook

While in-person theatre is back in NYC, there are still wonderful shows to stream at home. Below are performances you can watch online this weekend, Friday, February 11 to Sunday, February 1…

SOURCE: TDF at 12:00AM
Thursday, February 3, 2022

20+ Stage Performances to Watch Online This Weekend February 4-6 - See Alvin Ailey, Red Bull Theater's 'The Alchemist,' Maurice Hines documentary and by Raven Snook

While in-person theatre is back in NYC, there are still wonderful shows to stream at home. Below are performances you can watch online this weekend, Friday, February 4 to Sunday, February 6,…

SOURCE: TDF at 12:00AM
Monday, January 31, 2022

‘I know what anxiety is. And guilt’: Florian Zeller on his nightmarish new play by Laura Cappelle

The French prodigy, who won an Oscar for The Father, talks about The Forest, his labyrinthine new drama following a man whose life unravels after an affair Florian Zeller has made a speciali…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:03AM
Thursday, January 27, 2022

25+ Stage Performances to Watch Online This Weekend January 28-30 - See live concerts by Eva Noblezada, Ana Gasteyer and John Lloyd Young, experimenta by Raven Snook

While in-person theatre is back in NYC, there are still wonderful shows to stream at home. Below are performances you can watch online this weekend, Friday, January 28 to Sunday, January 30,…

SOURCE: TDF at 12:00AM
Thursday, January 20, 2022

Lennie James: ‘I wasn’t willing to let somebody else decide what my ambition should be’ by Arifa Akbar

The Walking Dead and Save Me actor and writer on his return to theatre, why he left to work in the US, and what his mum would think of his career choice Lennie James has missed being on stag…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:36AM