It’s going to be a good season.
At its core, Mothers and Sons tells the story of a mother and a widower who still struggle to let go, and who have tried and failed to find comfort in each other.
Adrianne Krstansky is utterly astounding as Lola. She drives the play, each scene providing solid proof of her complete mastery of the role.
While the more compact cast allows for a greater sense of magic and mobility, the most disconcerting aspect of the performance comes into play during the many flashbacks that occur as Edward’s tall tales are recounted.
The year in venue openings, closings, celebrations, changes, and close calls.
More than just an exercise in avant-imagination, “Necessary Monsters” is blisteringly funny and critical.
Three weeks into rehearsals of Josh Harmon’s “Bad Jews”—a dark comedy that has raised eyebrows for its name and received critical acclaim for its previous runs—Alison McCartan sits with her back to a cluttered studio apartment set and explains her discovery of the play while selling merch in New York City, and how she got from there to landing the role of the ever-abrasive Daphna Feygenbaum herself.