Author Archives: carey

“Untying Love” – An Interview with Peggy Willens, Emma Berry and Nancy Hess

For Peggy Willens, being a pack rat has paid off. Years after working as a hospice volunteer, she still hadn’t thrown away the notebook filled with notes from her training. When taking a class on playwriting, she was inspired when … Continue reading


Cyrano de Bergerac

This Cyrano de Bergerac is a “rare being,” indeed. The latest revival of Edmond Rostand’s 1897 play, currently in performances at the American Airlines Theater and starring the force of nature Douglas Hodge in the titular role, is a fresh … Continue reading


“Better Late than Never” – Stephen Mo Hanan Takes the Stage as King Lear

Throughout his years as an actor, Stephen Mo Hanan has performed in a wide range of roles, the variety of which is astounding. After originating the role of Aspara-gus/Growl-tiger in Cats, for which he received a Tony Award nomination, he … Continue reading


Grace

“This is a sad story,” states Karl, the plain-spoken German exterminator as he begins recounting events from his life. The same could be said before the first scene of Grace, the metaphysical dark comedy currently in performances at the Cort … Continue reading


The Best of Everything

“Some people have nothing better to do than gossip,”  states one character scornfully in


An Enemy of the People

“It feels like a revolution!” one character exclaims passionately. “Try not to be so vocal!” another hushes him. This quote is just one of many statements made during Henrik Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People that resonated all too strongly … Continue reading


Then She Fell

“Don’t speak unless you are spoken to and don’t walk through any doors,” I was strictly warned upon entering Arts@Renaissance to experience Then She Fell, the thrillingly sensual interactive experience currently in performances there. It is not often I would … Continue reading


Cinderella Makes Her Broadway Debut – Laura Osnes Talks Rodgers and Hammerstein, “Bonnie and Clyde” and Facebook

If Cinderella had a Facebook page, what would she have posted? Just ask Laura Osnes, who will play the title role in the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Cinderella on Broadway. While discussing the musical as well as social media, she … Continue reading


“Bloody Lullabies for Brave Women” – Miranda Huba’s Play about Abortion at MagicFutureBox

We were just three women having coffee together on a Saturday morning. New York is famed for its boozy brunches, and at noon on a Saturday one can walk down almost any street listening to people talk about their Friday … Continue reading


Having Surgery? What You Need to Know About Post-Operative Depression

Get well soon. Balloons and cards offer–or sometimes command–this well-meaning sentiment to patients in the hospital. Gifts of stuffed animals and flowers are showered upon people to provide comfort and cheer. But for some patients, nothing can help them feel … Continue reading