The 10 Best Productions of 2015
SpeakEasy Stage Company
SpeakEasy presents the Boston premiere of Harvey Fierstein’s newest play
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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.
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.
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.