As this session was about Jung, it was perhaps inevitable that the unconscious would make an appearance by the end of the evening. The image of the Red Book certainly brought Shanley to reveal a great deal more about himself than might be gleaned in a regular interview.
Flight is the story of a flawed man enabled by the fact that he rarely loses control. That a hotel mini-bar can be scarier than a plane flailing in midair is a measure of this classic cautionary tale, one of the best pictures as award season approaches.
There's an extraordinary amount of richly conceived theater available currently at some of New Yorks's institutional theaters. To help you sort out what's what, here are some brief thoughts on a trio of recently opened shows.
Politicians and preachers both trade in hope, the dream of a better life at some point. In Storefront Church, a politician and a preacher go head-to-head over matters spiritual and worldly, each wrestling with his own crisis of conscience.
I was intrigued by Symmetry Theatre's claim that fewer good roles are written for women, I found myself wondering if people might not be aware of the variety of plays that do indeed have meaty roles for female characters.