Every age finds its parallels in Shakespeare and, considering he writes of passions and politics, why not? Robert Sean Leonard makes the deposed English King Richard II a poet, feeding on his misfortune, in the Old Globe production.
While writing “Wuthering Heights,” novelist Emily Bronte probably didn’t expect so many adaptations of her book. Numerous film, television and theatrical television interpretations have come out since the story was published in 1847.
Somebody or somebodies once declared that truth is stranger than fiction. In Lamb’s Players Theatre’s ‘Big Fish,’ both are about on a par with each other — but to appreciate that, you have to work pretty hard.
The world is out of whack in no uncertain terms, and nobody’s feeling it more than Ida Peters, who’s dying to get her butt out of a Chicago low-income housing project. Her situation is multiplied by infinity in the real scheme of things — and a newly reconstituted Ira Aldridge Repertory Players has mounted a good show to that effect.