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“I’d like to stare out into the abyss for a while,” says Mable, the domineering matriarch in Sam Shepard’s play Heartless, currently in performances at the Pershing Square Signature Theater. Unfortunately, I felt the same desire stirring in me after … Continue reading

The Language Archive

Silence is more meaningful than noise in The Language Archive, Julia Cho’s sentimentally sad show in performances at the Roundabout Theater Company’s Laura Pels Theater. Cho’s play tells the story of George (Matt Letscher), a linguist, and his wife Mary … Continue reading

That Face

Mentally ill and unfit parents are nothing new to the canon of dramatic literature. Eugene O’Neill, Stephen Sondheim and Tennessee Williams are just a few of the countless dramatists who immortalized their family members in their dramatic works. Polly Stenham’s … Continue reading