Reviews

Take My Whole Life Too

It’s the early ‘sixties and the counterculture movement has not quite caught up to the small Midwestern town that provides the setting for David Rabe’s An Early History of Fire.  In fact, they are still not ready to let go of the ‘fifties: Jake (Dennis Staroselsky) insists that Elvis will live forever while Terry (Jonny […]

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Jews, Booze, Hookers, and Incest

Erika Sheffer’s Russian Transport doesn’t quite know what kind of play it wants to be.  It begins by straddling the line between comedy and tragedy, setting up jokes that aren’t especially funny and scenarios that are dramatically ambiguous.  But the ambiguity feels as if it comes from an unsure or incomplete script, not one that […]

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