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A Lie of the Mind is a brutal ride worth taking
19 days ago by Ed Huyck
Something is rotten in the heartland in Sam Shepard’s often searing, often confounding A Lie of the Mind. The play’s epic sweep and parcel of unlikeable characters make it a tall order for any theater company. It’s one that Theatre ...
Theatre Pro Rata's A Lie of the Mind is haunted by the American West
26 days ago by Ed Huyck
The myth of the rugged American West, where men could protect their families, hunt for their own food, and smoke Marlboros with impunity, lingers to this day. Playwright Sam Shepard explores this in several of his most famous plays,...
If You Don't Weaken
6 months ago by Brad Richason
Receiving its world premiere at Nimbus Theatre courtesy of Freshwater Theatre Company, Jenna Zark's comic drama If You Don't Weaken follows the efforts of a young Jewish woman named Amy to assemble a minyan to say Kaddish for a rece...
If You Don't Weaken Has Trouble Finding Line Between Comedy and Drama
6 months ago by Ed Huyck
Jenna Zark's latest play suffers from a kind of identity crisis. It's never sure if it wants to be an off-kilter comedy or a tense drama. There are moments in both halves that work, but the show as a whole suffers from an identity c...