One of the most stunning cinematic debuts in movie history, Strike brought the radical stage techniques of Vsevolod Meyerhold and the Proletcult Theatre to the screen to tell the stirring story of a 1903 workers’ walkout at a Moscow factory.
Ed Rampell: Commune becomes a cautionary tale about what one wishes for and when those whims come true.
Ed Rampell: Their conversation runs the gamut, from NAACP strategy to lynching to socialism to voting rights to racism to gender inequality and inevitably to their personal feelings for one another.
Ed Rampell: The REDCAT revival of Wallace Shawn’s 1996 The Designated Mourner is eerily timely, opening amidst the tyrannical Trump regime’s ongoing attack on its critics.
Ed Rampell: Working in the movement elevates Will and Mari with a new consciousness, endowing them with a nobility they could never have attained in their mundane middle class lives, just existing for themselves.