Ed Rampell: As A Noise Within’s production of Mary Zimmerman’s version of Apollonius’ myth launches, its inventive, imaginative verve is charmingly infectious.
Deborah Klugman: Evelina Fernández’s poignant new play, set in 1968, focuses on a Boyle Heights mother in a world gone awry.
Ed Rampell: Based on the real life case of the hideously physically deformed John Merrick (Tom Vitorino), the two-act drama follows the so-called “Elephant Man’s” lot in life in Victorian England throughout the 1880s.
Eric A. Gordon: Both of these latest entries into the genre of dark political dramas have strong feminist elements woven into their plots, giving them an extra measure of contemporary relevance.
Ed Rampell: Now this welcome James Baldwin Renaissance keeps rolling out the hits with Loft Ensemble’s scintillating stage revival of the bard’s 1964 Blues for Mr. Charlie.