Eric Gordon: At least a dozen of the author’s characters — who in the author’s words “nudged up the boundaries of human potential” — would make suitable subjects for playwrights, screenwriters and librettists for musical theatre.
Eric Gordon: The convoluted story leaves the characters with Allen’s wise and by now standard conflation of regrets, nostalgia, compromises, missteps and missed chances. A metaphor for life itself. Loved his fog of uncertain outcomes.
Eric Allen: Two new productions take on war in different forms – on the battlefield in ancient and modern times, and in the office suites – and both feature “command rapes” at their center, ravages committed where there’s a significant imbalance of power relations and no real possibility of consent.
Eric Gordon: Despite the prodigious efforts expended by the ruling class to erase the memory of the horrific 1914 Ludlow Massacre, the events are well documented in local newspapers of the period.
Eric Gordon: “The baby boomers had Vietnam, the millennials had the collapse of the global economy, and my peers and myself – a generation in the middle – had that dusty, amorphous quagmire of cash, carnage, and human life known as Operation Iraqi Freedom.”