Professional relationships are as disposable as goods on the shelves at Walmart in our culture, and so it is an especially happy occasion to report on the flowering of an artistic pairing, in this case of playwright J.T. Rogers and director Bartlett Sher.
There was a pattern developing. I began to realize that any obsession took over for a few weeks, clogged my brain like red-horn-blaring cement, took away freedom of mind, and then dissipated, like when a fever breaks.
There's something markedly incongruous about watching Utility, the new play by Emily Schwend, at the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater. The theater is located on Waverly Place in Greenwich Village, one of the most lively neighborhoods in downtown Manhattan.