What happens when the technological magic of a theater piece eclipses the theatrical magic?
A prison story
All great plays tell a story . . . but not all stories make a play.
There's a great play in the aftermath of the tragedy that was Hurricane Katrina. Runaway Home isn’t it.
Arguing with God
The ancient Greeks thought theater was a way to speak directly to the gods. Tarrell Alvin McCraney and Phylicia Rashad do them one better by arguing with God.
The Chicago Greeks
Each fall the Getty opens its outdoor amphitheater in Malibu to a theater company to produce a classic Greek or Roman play for a modern audience. The gods are particularly demanding in Euripedes' final play, Iphigenia in Aulis , this year's offering, produced by Chicago's Court Theatre.