Pretty Little Lies

The hypocrisies of social behavior, the irrationality of love and the fleeting pleasures of excess: Heady themes in any age. The stuff that theatrical dreams are made of. And yet, it is the skewering of those very tropes that adds dimension to the human experience. Good theater, it can then be argued, serves as the…… Continue reading Pretty Little Lies

Farce Forward

John Mortimer once said, “Farce is tragedy played at a thousand revolutions per minute.” Author and critic Michael Arditti takes the barrister-turned-playwright’s famous quote one step further by defining the genre thusly: “The action of a farce is propelled by panic, with characters lying to save face, which compounds their troubles since they now have…… Continue reading Farce Forward