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A Mesmerizing and Powerful Father

By Patrick Hurley

A lyrical theatrical odyssey is beautifully pieced together by Suzan-Lori Parks in her epic new play Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1,2 &3).  Blending Homeric allusions, meta-theatricality, and Parks’ incomparable gift of language, Father is the first three parts of a proposed nine-part series that will deal with the African-American experience during wartime in American history.
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A Fun, Lighthearted Kiss

By Patrick Hurley

 

In a bittersweet homage to theatre, Sarah Ruhl’s new play Stage Kiss, playing now at the Geffen Playhouse, seems to have compiled all the worst attributes that theatre has to offer including vain and shallow actors, clueless directors, outdated and irrelevant scripts, and yet, somehow the result is a gentle reminder of what theater can do. (more…)