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First Nighter: Samuel D. Hunter Puts Pocatello on the Theater Map

David Finkle | Posted 12.16.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Throughout Samuel D. Hunter's play The Whale, at Playwrights Horizons in 2012, the main character is a gay man isolating himself by virtue of his obesity. Now back at PH with Pocatello, Hunter watches -- in a series of highly animated scenes -- another gay man who's isolating himself and has been isolated. Which condition came first is, like the chicken or egg, unclear.

First Nighter: Lanford Wilson's Outstanding Mound Builders Flattened in Jo Bonney's Signature Revival

David Finkle | Posted 05.18.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

The least painful way to comment on it is to say that, as directed by Jo Bonney -- working below her usual caliber -- it does very little to recapture Wilson's memorable achievement.