To paraphrase Shakespeare: "The set's the thing." That sums up the Pearl Theatre's final production this season, And Away We Go, in which audiences are taken on a quick ride through the theatrical canon.
In busy spells -- which in the Broadway arena typically include the two weeks before Thanksgiving and the month before the various award deadlines in the spring -- it is not uncommon for critics and award nominators to find themselves at five or six a week. Eighteen in 16, though, is overdoing it.
In the warm, artsy town of Ojai, California, actors, playwrights and theater lovers gathered at the annual Ojai Playwright's Conference, which brings some of the brightest and most vibrant voices in theater together in an intimate environment.