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Theater Reviews Archive

December 14, 1998
Electra Shock

Zöe Wanamaker's punk haircut is a metaphor for this junk production of Sophocles' monumental tragedy, which has been shorn of all its grandeur.

October 19, 1998

The British choreographer Matthew Bourne sticks his neck out with an all-male flight of swans, but his travesty of "Swan Lake" just won't fly.

October 19, 1998
In Brief: "The Uneasy Chair"
October 19, 1998
In Brief: "'Til the Rapture Comes"
October 12, 1998
Revival Instinct

Bad, in the case of John Guare's still-more-absurd-than-absurdist "Marco Polo Sings a Solo"; excellent, with regard to Betty Buckley's searing new "Gypsy."

October 5, 1998
A Fare to Remember

Though a new "Streetcar" pulls in every ten minutes, Michael Wilson's virtuoso production at the Hartford Stage Company is the one worth chasing after.

October 5, 1998
In Brief: "Art"
September 28, 1998
Well Donne

Margaret Edson's "Wit" sets M.D. against Ph.D. in a duel to the death.

September 28, 1998
In Brief: "Culture of Desire"
August 24, 1998
Taking a Life

In Donald Margulies's fine but uneven "Collected Stories," an ambitious young novelist borrows from the biography of her aging mentor, forcing a showdown.

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