Ed Rampell: Some may disdain opera as old fashioned, but with its themes of political prisoners, republicanism (the Danton/Marat, not GOP kind) and sexual harassment, Puccini’s masterpiece remains, alas, all too familiar to and relevant for 21st century audiences.
Ed Rampell: Despite stardom, the happiness Roger sought evaded him, although he could turn on the charm, his million-dollar smile and folksy persona at the drop of a cowboy hat.
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.