1984: Prepare for Room 101

1984, adapted from the original George Orwell novel by Robert Icke and Duncan MacMillan, is a play designed to make the audience extremely uncomfortable, in which it succeeds. Whether an audience thinks the performance is “good” or “bad” may hinge upon its comfort level with… Read More

Theatre Review: Oliver!

Even if you aren’t a Broadway know-every-word-by-heart nerd like me, you’ll be toe-tapping along to Arena Stage’s excellent production of Oliver!, whisper-singing “food, glorious food” and “boy for sale” under your breath along with the cast. The minimalist revival of the 1960 musical based on… Read More