Review: August Strindberg’s ‘A Dreamplay’ In A New Translation at Cutting Ball (****1/2)

by Charles Kruger Realism could not contain the genius of Strindberg.  George Bernard Shaw was of the opinion that Scandinavian playwrights Henrik Ibsen and August Strindberg were “giants of the theater.” Indeed they were and indeed they are. Anybody who has taken a theatre history survey class has encountered the work of Ibsen and Strindberg who, together, […]

Review: World premiere of ‘Ada and the Memory Engine’ by Lauren Gunderson, at Central Works (***)

by Barry David Horwitz Rating: *** (For an explanation of TheatreStorm’s rating scale, click here.) Ada Byron Lovelace (Katherine Zdan) comes to life gracefully in Lauren Gunderson’s new play about Lord Byron’s daughter, who was an avant-garde mathematical genius, and the Mother of the Algorithm. Gunderson undertakes a difficult task in showing us how a […]

Boxcar’s Sam Shepard in repertory: ‘A Lie of the Mind’ tells harsh and funny truth

(Charles Kruger) (Rating: 4/5 Stars » Highly Recommended) Now that Boxcar has opened its final play in their altogether excellent series of Sam Shepard plays in repertory, one can take the opportunity  to reflect on the overall import of these pieces. Boxcar’s staging  of these family comedy/dramas one after another in these superior renditions is […]