Lucas Hnath’s The Christians is a messy, near-masterpiece. Although Syracuse Stage’s production of the work falls short in a few ways, it stirs the audience to discomfort (intellectual pot-stirring being a noble theatrical aspiration.) It’s their best show this season.
Louise Maske stretches to see the King pass during a parade, and her bloomers fall to her feet. Her husband Theo, a low-level government functionary, is appalled when he learns what happened (he thinks he’ll be fired), while Louise’s upstairs neighbor is thrilled for the excitement. Soon, men are vying to rent a room in the Maskes’ apartment.
I‘ve been a vocal critic of Syracuse Stage’s Producing Artistic Director Timothy Bond over the past few years. […]
Maybe the acting was terrible on purpose? Maybe it was a sitcom parody of the “American Republican family?” … (Do characters keep their heads up their asses if there’s no audience to yawn? Apparently they do.)
Imagine being put in jail because of a rave review in the New York Times. That’s what happened […]
Valentine’s Day brought two entertainments for consideration this year. The movie Fifty Shades of Grey is getting most […]
August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson received the 1990 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and its 2012 Broadway revival was […]
The first thing you see as you enter the theater for Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike […]
Syracuse Stage seasons are predictable: one sublime piece, two or three honorable mentions, one cheesy head-scratcher, and one […]
Syracuse Stage’s production of John Logan’s Red features impeccable production design, which is a Stage hallmark. The material […]