Eric A. Gordon: Moonlight is a coming of age story that flows in gentle, episodic waves across time. Although the stage is rife with drugs and crime, harassment and extreme alienation, there are also moments of caring, tenderness, respect and love that must also be recalled.
Eric A. Gordon: Ove spends his days minding everybody else’s business and visiting his wife’s grave to bring flowers and unburden his troubled soul.
Eric A. Gordon: In this Waiting, we are rooting for a more actualized, self-realized person, named Grace, to emerge out of her Mary Tyler Moore-inspired fantasy that powerful women can “have it all” without compromise or conditions.
Eric A. Gordon: Known as really the first American playwright to go beyond inherited European dramatic models of melodrama and almost single-handedly establish a national theatre tradition, he is also aware of his Irishness.
Eric A. Gordon: The overall arc of the play is generally away from individualism and toward a greater solidarity. Absent, however, is the great guarantor of progress in the period, the widespread influence of a unionized workforce.