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First Nighter: Check Out 'Hellman v. McCarthy,' 'Red Velvet,' 'Heathers'

David Finkle | Posted 06.05.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

On January 20, 1980 Mary McCarthy, never known to mince words in print or in person, was asked on Dick Cavett's PBS talk show whom she considered overrated writers. After a moment's thought, Lillian Hellman came to her mind.

Aisle View: The Moor of Covent Garden

Steven Suskin | Posted 05.30.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

Lester is a creative associate of the Tricycle, and husband to playwright Chakrabarti. This is incidental information; Lester's performance in Red Velvet, under any circumstances, is a marvel of thunder and spellbinding power.

Aisle View From London: Two Smashingly Good Plays

Steven Suskin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Steven Suskin

With two discretionary nights available in London, I asked my favorite expatriot "what's good?" He sent me off to two plays that I very much enjoyed but surely would not have found on my own.

Why Can't Art Be Instructive?

Carla Seaquist | Posted 03.16.2012 | Arts
Carla Seaquist

Why can't Art instruct? In addition to providing entertainment, consolation, beauty, and a reflection of our humanity by holding "the mirror up to nature," why can't Art also teach us a thing or two?

Meanwhile, Back in Afghanistan...

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

If The Great Game: Afghanistan and 150 years of that country's history proves anything, it is that this miserable area of the world is a black hole that baffles armies, swallows invaders, and eats its young. No one wins.

Theatre of the Right Damn Now -- The Great Game: Afghanistan tours the US

Lauren Gunderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Lauren Gunderson

I knew very few facts about the history of our almost 10 years running war partner. Until this play. This is not historical drama, it is dramatized history.