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Sorry at New York’s Public Theater: American liberals on Election Day

By Fred Mazelis, November 23, 2012

The third in a series of plays set in Rhinebeck, New York, Sorry reflects a certain retreat from critical issues.

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Adam Rapp’s Through the Yellow Hour: Doom and gloom pervades....

By Robert Fowler, October 20, 2012

In Adam Rapp’s new play, terrorists (or perhaps not) have taken over New York City, and a woman hides out in her Lower East Side apartment.

She Town: a drama of working class life in pre-WW II Dundee

By Jordan Shilton, October 13, 2012

Set in Dundee, Scotland in the late 1930s, Sharman Macdonald’s play recounts the struggles of a group of working class women and their families to make ends meet.

Cyrano de Bergerac in New York: The tale of a gallant individual

By Robert Fowler, October 4, 2012

A revival of Edmond Rostand’s well-known 1897 comedy-drama, Cyrano de Bergerac, opens on Broadway October 11.

First Irish Theatre Festival in New York City

Silent: A homeless man in Dublin, with anger and regrets about the past

By Robert Fowler, September 17, 2012

The central figure in Pat Kinevane’s one-man effort is a Dublin homeless man, whose brother committed suicide years before.

Peter and the Starcatcher: An evening of complacent children’s theater

By Robert Fowler, September 6, 2012

Based on the children’s book by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, Peter and the Starcatcher was adapted for the stage by Rick Elice and made its Broadway debut in April 2012.

Valley of the Shadow: A drama about art, society and revolution

By Vicky Short, Antoine Lerougetel, July 11, 2012

Valley of the Shadow concerns itself with life in small village in Yorkshire at the time of the First World War.

Interview with Jack Shepherd, British actor and playwright

By Vicky Short, Antoine Lerougetel, July 11, 2012

Award-winning actor and playwright Jack Shepherd was born in Yorkshire in October 1940. As well as acting, writing, producing and directing, he also plays the saxophone and jazz piano.

The Late Henry Moss: Sam Shepard’s final exorcism

By Richard Adams, July 7, 2012

Director David Fofi delivers a powerhouse production of Sam Shepard’s The Late Henry Moss.

The Crucible: Arthur Miller’s classic still scalds

By Richard Adams, June 29, 2012

This solid production of American playwright Arthur Miller’s classic drama of the consequences of religious hysteria still resonates, while reminding us of the anti-communist witch-hunts of the McCarthyite era.

An interview with Helen Edmundson, author of Mary Shelley

By Barbara Slaughter, June 13, 2012

The WSWS recently spoke to playwright Helen Edmundson, whose play on the life of Mary Shelley is currently running in London.

Mary Shelley—A new play about her remarkable life and times

By Barbara Slaughter, June 13, 2012

The new play by Helen Edmundson is based on the relationship between Mary Shelley (Frankenstein) and her father, radical journalist and philosopher William Godwin, between 1813 and 1816.