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
"Moonlight" is a film as luminous as its title, a story in three chapters about the son of a crack addict, growing up in
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.
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.