| Jan 24, 2013
| 8:31 AM
"The Caucasian Chalk Circle"
Long before legal and ethical complications surrounding surrogacy and adoption, not to mention the thorny class implications of paid child care, entered the picture, playwright Bertolt Brecht took a wide-lens shot of the...
| Dec 22, 2012
| 1:14 PM
The Yale Cabaret has announced its spring season.
The fall semester was a wallop of fresh styles, intense performances and surprising script choices (especially in the case of the stylistically provocative Iranian piece White Rabbit, Red Rabbit, where...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 3:48 PM
Over at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, Mass. the main stage shows presented in repertory are: Shakespeare’s “Love’s Labour’s Lost” and “Richard II” and Bertolt Brecht’s “Mother Courage and Her...
| Mar 20, 2013
It's never too early to start thinking about the next presidential race — especially if you're a political party that has managed to lose the popular vote in five of the last six elections, as the Republican Party has.
Hence the remarkable...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 9:17 AM
Da'Vine Joy Randolph isn't the only recent Yale School of Drama grad in the spotlight in the Broadway musical,"Ghost," based in the 1990 hit film.
Bryce Pinkham, who graduated in 2008 just as Randolph was entering the three-year program, is cast in the...
| Feb 19, 2012
The shuttering of the Union Stock Yard and Transit Co. on July 30, 1971, didn't mark the end of Chicago's role as "hog butcher for the world." That came a year earlier, when "hog alley" closed, a victim of the stockyards' long descent from years of...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 12:00 PM
Olympia Dukakis was a smash in the title role of “The Tempest” last summer at Shakespeare & Company at Lenox, Mass. in the Berkshires.
This summer the actress will star in Bertolt Brecht’s “Mother Courage and Her Children.”...
| May 16, 2011
Christopher Hitchens has published an essay on Osama bin Ladne, "The Enemy." with Amazon as a Kindle Single....
| Sep 9, 2011
Christopher Knight reviews "ASCO: Elite of the Obscure, A Retrospective 1972-1987" at LACMA, part of the Getty's Pacific Standard Time...
| Sep 15, 2011
Charles McNulty reviews the Reprise Theatre Company revival of "Cabaret" at UCLA's Freud Playhouse...
| Oct 10, 2011
Charles McNulty reviews Rude Mechs "I've Never Been So Happy" at the Kirk Douglas Theatre....