Now, a dozen years after his death, August Wilson is on a roll. Maybe the wide release of the movie of his stage play Fences
André Holland plays Kevin, the adult version of the boy who was the only friend his age Black ever had, the one who gave
Barry Jenkins' soulful coming-of-age drama is a box-office success.
"Parts of this show could have been written tomorrow."
The steady build of excitement and dread emblematic of our modern age is likely how our forebears felt at the turn of the 20th century, which is why now is the perfect time to revisit 1900, a similar age of ingenuity overdrive.
When we first see Kevin Costner in the indie movie Black and White, he's got his head in his hands. His neck is large and
In telling Robinson's story, Helgeland doesn't dwell on the endless barrage of racist bile that Robinson (and his wife) endured, but he doesn't shy from it either. As a result, Robinson's achievement takes on more meaning and more power.
Where All's Well That Ends Wellcould be demure, the Measure for Measure production is deliciously over the top. Don't miss it.
The "problem plays" Shakespeare uncorked in the early 17th century contain enough problems that there's no call for directors and players to add new ones. That, however, is what's transpiring in the Public Theater's summer 2011 Central Park offerings.