Monthly Archives: March 2022

Wedding Band “What to See and Experience Live in New York This Spring.” – New York Times

Written on March 30, 2022 at 5:43 pm, by

“Alice Childress was a force to be reckoned with in the theater, even if she didn’t always get her due. After all, she would have been the first Black female playwright on Broadway if she hadn’t refused to compromise on her work. That would-be first was her play ‘Trouble in Mind,’ which finally premiered on…Read More »

Wedding Band “One of the Most Anticipated Shows of 2022.” – New York Magazine

Written on March 30, 2022 at 5:33 pm, by

“The great playwright Alice Childress had been largely sidelined by history, but now revivals have begun to grapple with her legacy in earnest. Her backstage comic drama Trouble in Mind finally made it to Broadway in the fall, and now another of her works — a lacerating and heartbroken 1972 play about how white supremacy can lie…Read More »

Merchant of Venice at Shakespeare Theatre Company: Washington Post Review

Written on March 30, 2022 at 5:17 pm, by

“John Douglas Thompson offers a RIVETING portrayal of Shylock…in a moving performance bristling with righteous indignation…Director Arin Arbus lets us see all the ugliest implications of The Merchant of Venice in the fascinating production she has staged.” –The Washington Post Read more from The Washington Post here. The Merchant of Venice is now playing through April 24 at Shakespeare Theatre…Read More »

Maureen Dowd, Opinion, “Going After that Pound of Flesh”: New York Times

Written on March 30, 2022 at 5:04 pm, by

“Simon Godwin, the director of Washington’s Shakespeare Theater, was interviewing John Douglas Thompson, who is starring as Shylock in director Arin Arbus’s dazzling new production of ‘Merchant of Venice.’ Godwin asked Thompson — a renowned Shakespearean actor who has appeared on TV in ‘Mare of Easttown’ and ‘The Gilded Age’ — where he stands on…Read More »