This week I talked with actor Bruce Randolph Nelson about starring in M. Butterfly at Baltimore’s Everyman Theatre now through
Contrite beyond words for having gone your own way, you resolve to become an example to others. You shall follow the ancient
The ensuing dialogue is like intellectual groping, quintessential LaBute, as the characters Doug and Beth go from philosophizing about their night together to deciding what to do about it in a mere 70 minutes.
Never, ever forget or doubt the difference your GPS makes when you rise above self-doubt or indifference, reclaiming the moment for what needs a voice in your heart.
America's Common Man exists no more -- gone and forgotten. Once he was lauded as the salt of the earth. Now we are offered the "hard working middle class people who pay their taxes, obey the law and worry about their children's future." The linguistic dross of the hackneyed stump speech.
Roth tells a story about the summer of 1944 when a virulent polio epidemic struck his city. The hero is devastatingly thwarted when the boys he's coaching baseball begin dropping.
As pundits debated whether Brown's win was a referendum on Obama or on health care reform -- and what it says about the "pulse" of the country -- an important discussion about gender was drowned out.