La señorita de Tacna is about a playwright struggling to write a play. Neither the play nor the playwright is notably successful.
Clearly This does not have anything like universal appeal. But it can give a certain generational cohort the encouraging feeling that their preoccupations matter.
Not only is Maurice Hines tappin’ thru life at the Arena Stage. He’s also talkin’ and singin’.
“You are only as sick as your secrets” — or so the saying goes. Applying that bit of ancient wisdom to the farce/drama now premiering at Signature Theatre, I would say that playwright Paul Downs Colaizzo’s characters are sick, sick, sick.
Though your immediate plans may not include a visit to Latin America, here’s a timely thought: you can get a right-here-and-now glimpse of our neighbors to the south by visiting the Teatro de la Luna’s annual Hispanic Theater Festival.
You’ve got embezzlement, bribery, intimidation by threat of lawsuit, sexual hypocrisy, political chicanery and mental maladies ranging from narcissism and anal obsession to infatuation addiction and paranoid schizophrenia.
It is the pervasive sense of irrational frenzy that is the most impressive element of this Macbeth.
One attraction of the stage musical Les Misérables is that it is so remote … and so immediate.
First of all, there are some truly sensational performances on display here. Second of all, the play itself is a mishmash, a conglomeration of organs in search of an organism.