TROUBLE IN MIND Theater Review The Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum production of Alice Childress’ Trouble in Mind came to me as a theatrical revelation. It is a classic “the worm turns” tale: Manners (Mark Lewis) is a big shot white liberal Hollywood producer who is making his Broadway stage debut in order to make “serious […]
Ed Rampell: Whose Streets? is a sort of filmic analogy to the Black Lives Matter movement, which grew out of the shooting of Mike Brown and other African Americans gunned down by police and vigilantes for minor (if any) alleged infractions of the law.
Ed Rampell: As soon as the venomous fräulein was introduced two activists costumed as brownshirts with swastika armbands disrupted the panel to “heil our Hitler!”, giving their furious “fuhrer” the stiff-armed fascist salute.
Unlike most Bolshevik silent movies that take place in the European parts of the Soviet Union, V.I. Pudovkin’s 1928 Storm Over Asia is set in Mongolia, where it was shot on location, along with filming in Siberia.
Only two months into his presidency and Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning playwright Robert Schenkkan’s Building the Wall imagines Trump’s plans to “solve” the “problem” of the millions of undocumented immigrants living in America in this world premiere ripped from the proverbial headlines.