‘Waitress’ is a hearty slice of Southern charm, with a big dollop of heart

Though it doesn't get much attention today, when it was released 2007, the film Waitress was a bit of a revelation, one of the most celebrated romantic comedies of its time, proving Keri Russell had a life beyond Felicity. Though its fame faded in the years that followed, the story gained a new life thanks … Continue reading ‘Waitress’ is a hearty slice of Southern charm, with a big dollop of heart

‘Actually’ is an emotionally acute examination of race and sex in modern America

I have always been fond of plays performed in atypical places. I have seen plays in parks, bars, homes, and everything in between, and though the productions aren't always better for it, when things go perfectly, the locale adds another dimension to the performance. As I walked into the lecture hall where Actually, the new … Continue reading ‘Actually’ is an emotionally acute examination of race and sex in modern America

Capital T’s ‘The Goat’ is a heartbreaking examination of family secrets

With so many theatre companies chasing the newest works, sometimes the classics don't get the exposure they deserve on modern stages. Capital T seems to doing their part to alleviate this with their latest season, starting with one of the most acclaimed plays of the twenty-first century, Edward Albee's Pulitzer Prize finalist, The Goat, or … Continue reading Capital T’s ‘The Goat’ is a heartbreaking examination of family secrets

Hyde Park’s ‘The Antipodes’ is a witty, foreboding, look inside the writers’ room

Writers have been exploring the creative process for almost the entire history of the medium, so when a playwright sits down to write about how writers write, it can be difficult to find something new and interesting to say. With her latest play, The Antipodes, Pulitzer-Prize winner Annie Baker, acclaimed creator of hits like Circle Mirror … Continue reading Hyde Park’s ‘The Antipodes’ is a witty, foreboding, look inside the writers’ room

‘The Afterparty’ is a dark, whimsical journey to a celestial dreamscape

The moment one steps into the Vortex Repertory Theatre, one knows they're in for a magical evening. Most of the plays performed under its roof explode with life and originality, full of big ideas, and the talent to make those dreams a reality. The latest production calling the Vortex home is the newest from Shrewd … Continue reading ‘The Afterparty’ is a dark, whimsical journey to a celestial dreamscape