Author Archives: carey

The Trial

The Trial Should theater be painful to watch? Many of us seek escape in entertainment, thus the success of television shows like Project Runway and theatrical productions like Spamalot. But what about theater that is politically active and aware? Should … Continue reading

The Metamorphosis

The Metamorphosis When Kafka’s story “The Metamorphosis” was published back in 1915, the author requested that an image of the main character not be printed on the cover of the book. He believed that doing so would spoil the story … Continue reading

Bush Wars

Bush Wars Review By: Carey Purcell A guilty pleasure for any theater-going liberal in New York (which, of course, are few and far between), the current performance at the Actor’s Playhouse provides a delicious and delightful roast of President … Continue reading

Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living In Paris

Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris I felt like I had four new best friends when I left the Zipper Theatre on Friday, after seeing the superbly talented, astonishingly intimate performances of Jacques Brel is Alive … Continue reading


Esoterica Remember magic tricks? People pulling nickels out of your ear, people reading your mind and even victims of the audience being sawed in half? Remember the awe and excitement of being in the audience of one of those shows? … Continue reading

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie The woman enters the room with a large smile on her face. She holds her head high and greets her audience. It is the teacher, Miss Jean Brodie, and she is in her prime. … Continue reading

Grey Gardens

Grey Gardens Just in time for the holidays comes a wonderful gift from Broadway: Christine Ebersole in Grey Gardens. Starring in the Broadway production, the delightful diva gives the most exquisitely crafted performance seen on the Great White Way this … Continue reading

The Times They Are A-Changin’

The Times They Are A’Changin’ It’s a bad sign when the curtain call is more entertaining than the show that that precedes it. Unfortunately, this statement applies to The Times They Are A-Changin’, the disappointing attempt at a musical playing … Continue reading

All Too Human – An Evening with Clarence Darrow

All Too Human – An Evening with Clarence Darrow Good news for all you academics out there – history class can be fun again. And good news for you legal buffs – there is a lawyer who still cares. You … Continue reading

Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

Dr. Suess’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Guilty pleasures abound during the holidays, and we happily indulge. “It’s Thanksgiving/Christmas/Hannakuh/Kwannza,” we tell ourselves as we reach for another slice of pumpkin pie at dinner, order a Peppermint Mocha at Starbucks or … Continue reading