St. Louis Shakespeare brings "The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabler" to life in a fantastic tale filled with "what ifs," "why nots," and a few wistful insights delivered in richly varied characters and imaginative situations.
Donald Margulies writes interesting, contemporary plays that make up with intellect what they lack in action and movement. The New Jewish Theatre's production of "Sight Unseen," his play examining the value of art, the ambition of the artist, and the repercussions of past relationships, is a finely wrought drama that celebrates his cerebral approach.
It is easy to understand why "Boeing Boeing" became such a popular piece of French theater in the 1960's, with productions spanning fifty-five nations around the globe. Written by Marc Camoletti and translated by Beverly Cross, "Boeing Boeing" has crossed cultural boundaries to reveal and poke fun at universal truths of relationships and romantic behavior.
Though often included in the Theatre of the Absurd, Jean Genet has long struck me as one of the first post-modern playwrights. In several of his plays, he uses theatre itself – the playing of a role – as a metaphor for the human condition: metatheatre, if you will.