the iceman cometh
It's not necessarily an exercise in pessimism to tell the truth. There are, of course, philosophical nihilists like Turgenev's
Eugene O'Neill enters, a bit confused. He is wearing a sports bra and a sequined cocktail-length dress. He looks at the performers
Though the exact words might not appear, The Iceman is somehow very near. The mood and the tone are perfectly clear, Meaning
The Iceman Cometh is one of those plays from the American canon whose name evokes a pretty specific theatrical mood and style.
The Academy Award-winning actor Forest Whitaker has offered a series of diverse and astounding star performances in films. Thus, he is not just another movie star stopping over on Broadway for a limited engagement.
It all came to a head when a director called him an "ass."
You did the Kevin Spacey production of The Iceman Cometh in London, but you didn't come with it to Broadway. How did you
Can a great play also be not entirely good? I ask this because the question kept wandering around my head as I watched and listened to--and watched and listened to and watched and listened to--Robert Falls's 2012 production of Eugene O'Neill's (classic?) The Iceman Cometh for Chicago's Goodman Theatre. It's finally reached the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
They say life is not a rehearsal, but Alain Resnais's Life of Riley (Aimer, boire et chanter and not La Vie de Reilly is curiously the French title) portrays human existence as a series of rehearsals which take place totally off stage.
Still, the epic performance was well worth the effort for anyone privileged to show up. Most of the audience seemed to be