Collection of short plays works best when it's personal, not political
Nick Carraway shoulders the weight of a great big theater. Could he just give a speech instead?
Two plays use high moral oratory as a vehicle for drama
The Threepenny Opera counts the cost of human capital; Blues for an Alabama Sky clocks a red-hot minute
A Clean Sweep?: The women of Alchemy of Desire/Dead Man's Blues attend to some metaphoric clutter.