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American Film Institute 2020 Documentary Film Festival

Jordan Wright June 11, 2020

It couldn’t come at a better time. Amidst a global pandemic, months without live theatre and without the documentaries we usually must wait to see at art house movie theatres, the AFI DOCS 2020 Festival will go virtual. Launching June 17th and continuing through the 21st all screenings of […]

Suddenly Last Summer ~ Avant Bard Theatre

Jordan Wright March 4, 2020

There’s something rather quaint about Tennessee Williams now. His sultry Southern romances no longer seem shocking, though the stories are like listening to a fine storyteller spinning a yarn on the veranda of an old house on a steamy summer night. They’re always captivating and, though we know it […]

Easy Women Smoking Loose Cigarettes ~ Signature Theatre

Jordan Wright March 1, 2020

SOLD OUT!, read the sign outside the theatre on press night. That I’m writing this with no chance of you securing tickets might seem fruitless, but just in case someone, anyone, cares to read this review, which is entirely needless, I will forge on. After all, it is Signature’s […]

Bandstand ~ National Theatre

Jordan Wright March 2, 2020

The Tony Award-winning Bandstand opens with the sounds of war and of soldiers in the heat of battle. It isn’t the first of many flashbacks for Donny Novitski, a down-on-his-luck vet whose best friend, Michael, was killed by a grenade when they came under attack. Donny promises to find […]

Timon of Athens ~ Shakespeare Theatre Company

Jordan Wright February 26, 2020

You’d think by now Shakespeare’s plays would have taught society a few basic life lessons. Be nice, don’t let your ego get the better of you, love madly, and don’t trust a drunk. Take Timon of Athens – a wealthy aristocrat whose “friends” (and I use that word loosely) […]