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Aisle View: The Doddering Old Lady and the Kama Sutra

Steven Suskin | Posted 06.21.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

This is one of those "is the old lady losing her marbles?" plays, in which the doddering, aching, creaking, 79-year-old heroine drifts from witty perceptiveness to the borders of senility and back at the snap of the playwright's whim, all the while wondering "who is going to take care of my tree?"

Forget Paris, Go to the Derby: Simpatico Wins It Going Away, Belleville Off-Track

Kelly Kleiman | Posted 09.16.2013 | Chicago
Kelly Kleiman

You can mistake ordinary politeness for friendship. You can be homesick with no way to get home. Herzog has perfect pitch for the speech of privileged Americans; I look forward to hearing it deployed in a play that's about something.

12 Female Directors Reshaping Theater

ARTINFO | Posted 01.27.2013 | Arts
ARTINFO

Of the 39 productions that opened on Broadway in 2008, just three were directed by women. This season that number doubles to six. Off-Broadway, anothe...

First Nighter: Lisa d'Amour's Motor City Tragi-Comedy Detroit Needs Bodywork

David Finkle | Posted 09.18.2012 | Arts
David Finkle

D'Amour's intentions might be accepted, and even applauded, if she supported her characters with three-dimensional grounding. But here's where she allows herself to believe that presenting a gloomy prediction of national spoilage is all she needs to do. (Or is she just being lazy?)