Even those who tremble at the phrase "audience participation" end up awash in the bliss of communal exhibitionism -- some even clutching one of the special prizes doled out by ringmaster Owen. Just one of the series' many gifts that keep on giving.
Since last week, Paul's next play has been announced at Signature Theatre in Arlington; Santino opened to positive reviews in Cinderella; Kinky Boots has had a bravura first few performances, and the theatre world keeps turning.
Olympia Dukakis returns to San Francisco in ACT's ambitious production of Sophocles' Elektra. The show chronicles the seemingly inescapable depths into which its lead character plunges as she grapples with love and revenge.
In Cloudburst, Thom Fitzgerald's raunchy dramedy about two old lesbians who have spent 31 years together, Stella (Olympia Dukakis) is a man-hating, rowdy old bull dyke who, although hard of hearing, doesn't suffer fools gladly.