Eric A. Gordon: It’s a hoot and a holler—with a costume change every few seconds, it would seem—that overtly or subversively bridges just about every gap in American culture.
Eric A. Gordon: The roots of reproductive justice are explored in The Lord of the Underworld’s Home for Unwed Mothers, a poetically pro-woman play by Louisa Hill now receiving its world premiere production at the Skylight Theatre Company.
The Complete History of Comedy [Abridged] is an incomplete chronicle of what makes people laugh and those jesters who deliberately induce said laughter, from ancient times until today.
Ed Rampell: Jacques Offenbach’s four-hour The Tales of Hoffmann is simply one of the greatest operatic extravaganzas I’ve ever had the pleasure of experiencing, from opera houses at Manhattan’s Metropolitan to Zurich to Croatia to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.
Ed Rampell: By plunging a 21st century context into the opening, A Noise Withing opens the door to referencing our own times, as Cervantes/Quixote not only faces a trial by his fellow inmates but also judgment by the Inquisition.