Ed Rampell: Screw dares to touch upon the theme of child-adult sexual encounters, which makes it a very chilling story and certainly not one to bring the kiddies or more sensitive souls to.
Eric A. Gordon: In but an hour’s time we experience the dysfunctionality of society on the street, yet we also see times of sharing—a smoke, some food, some sexual favors. Through all the noise, confusion and banter, people do listen, they do hear and connect, and strive together toward transformation.
Ed Rampell: British playwright Tom Morton-Smith’s bio-play about nuclear physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer spans about a decade, from the Spanish Civil War to the Manhattan Project that developed the atomic bombs to shortly after the nuking of Hiroshima.
Ed Rampell: More adventurous ticket buyers who prefer their plays to lean towards the edgier, experimental side are more likely to enjoy this drama about obsessions with beauty and youth.
Eric A. Gordon: It turns out (who knew!!??) that hundreds of thousands of fast-food workers are actually trying to—forced to might be the better term—make their living from these undervalued occupations.