In the Goodman Theatre’s latest production a teenager named Iris undergoes a traumatic experience just as she’s dreaming about college and a better life. That turning point is just one of three moments in her life that make up The Trinity River Plays.
I already honored Ron OJ Parson for his outstanding direction of Home at Court Theatre, by honoring every one the actors he directed in that superb production. That means I get five more bites of the apple!1. Michael Menendian, "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" at Raven.
It’s hard to imagine how children reared on PlayStation and Wii, and plugged into the world and each other every minute of the day, can make sense of the theater, where you have to go when they tell you, sit where they tell you and shut up while others talk.
Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew factors heavily into "Kiss Me, Kate." Cole Porter's play-within-a-play is not only an adaptation of the classic, but is actually about a theatre company putting on a production of Taming of the Shrew.