More than seven decades have passed since the publication of “Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl.” Her journal continues to be a heartbreaking reminder of the tragedy and atrocities of the Holocaust.
Autism is a serious topic that’s been depicted in depth theatrically only in recent years. Aside from The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, there aren’t a lot of notable examples of shows that revolve around this neurodevelopmental disorder.
The death knell on humanity’s future has sounded, and ironically, it’s originated in man’s own creation. Robotics are an explicit threat to this species’ legacy and way of life — and in fruitlessmoon theatreworks’ fine « American Carnage: A Love Story, » the results are nigh unthinkable.
Modernity has caught up with humanity, in all its virulent forms. San Diego Actors Theatre’s ‘The Zoo Story’ is a sound testament to that effect — besides, if Playwright Edward Albee likes his script that much, how bad can it be?
Just as human beings make mistakes, they ideally take advantage of the reprieves that life magically hands them. San Diego Repertory Theatre’s terrible ‘Hand to God’ resorts to puppetry as an extension of human behavior — and it doesn’t work any better onstage than in real life.
If someone was going to compile a list of books that resemble the structure of a play, Of Mice and Men would be featured as one of the most famous examples ever written. Chapters of the novella read like extended scenes of a show with emphasis on dialogue and character conversations.