Peter Schjeldahl debunks (and praises) works of art, while also acknowledging the strategic importance of beauty.
A splendid production of an impressive early effort from the talented writer Kenneth Lonergan.
As a vision of gay bonding, The View UpStairs exudes a wonderful in-your-face spirit.
“I saw it coming three years ago, when there was a frenzy of development in the Fenway. Now the neighborhood looks like a corporate mall.”
Indecent is a play of contrasts: piety versus blasphemy, joy versus heartbreak.
John Hersey emerges in this book as a disciplined journalist who held steadfast to an admirably singular goal.
“Yiddish is above all a language of yearning, a language of anxiety.”
American Moor sheds considerable insight into the tension between actor vs. director, into the power play between the two, and who will ultimately prevail.
The IRNE event did what it has done for decades: cast a warm glow on a vibrant local theater scene and those who are dedicated to entertain, astonish, and inspire.
W.S. Merwin remained politically as well as artistically motivated all his life, often proclaiming the vital importance of activism.