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Taking place on the hot Louisiana Gulf Coast, Tennessee Williams's The Rose Tattoo is steamy in more than one way, as human passions boil off repressed emotions.
Tennessee Williams's 'The Rose Tattoo' at 2nd Story
| May 10, 2013
2nd Story’s inspiring Little Women
Louisa May Alcott's Little Women is so beloved a morsel of American literary optimism that it would be hard to do badly with an adaptation of the 1868 novel. And there have been numerous ones, from films to an opera and a musical.
Timeless acts of kindness
| November 25, 2011
Review: Elemental's hit-and-miss 'Go.Go Plays'
Elemental Theatre Collective's "Go.Go Plays" have been an imaginative grab bag of one-acts since 2007, and the fifth annual event is no exception.
Finding the funny
| February 11, 2011
Review: A riveting Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Edward Albee’s brilliant, savage first full-length play, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? , needs to be done marvelously or not at all. So, thank goodness this Perishable Theatre production is a marvel indeed.
| September 10, 2010
Theater of Thought has done it again, this time with dark humor and Texas accents, as it amplifies theatrical reality with a site-specific rendition of Killer Joe .
Theater Of Thought’s Killer Joe
| May 28, 2010
If A Streetcar Named Desire were a person, it wouldn't be able to sleep at night, tossing and turning in a fever sweat, aching for basic human connection.
2nd Story strips Streetcar of its angry soul
| May 08, 2009
A battling brood
Although Lillian Hellman wrote Another Part of the Forest as a prequel after The Little Foxes , it was by no means an afterthought.
2nd Story’s stormy Another Part of the Forest
| October 09, 2008
A different angle
“That’s what I demand of my actors, that they come in with ideas and work,” Peckham insists. “I’m not interested in someone who stands there and says, ‘What do you want me to do?’"
Mark Peckham directs a ‘scary piece’
| April 02, 2008
A brutal world
Orpheus Descending is such an urgent work that you can see how Tennessee Williams allowed an earlier version of it to pop squalling into the world before it was fully gestated.
2nd Story’s Orpheus Descending
| April 02, 2008
A play about political corruption always goes down easier with a little humor.
The timely (and timeless) Born Yesterday
| July 31, 2007
Peace and war
War. What is it good for? More than absolutely nothing, the indomitable title character of Bertolt Brecht’s Mother Courage and Her Children would contend.
Gamm’s compelling Mother Courage
| September 19, 2006
Slices of strife
Once more, with feeling.
2nd Story’s Short Attention 2 is a winner
| August 02, 2006
The more things change, the more that people and their flaws can be seen to stay the same.
The Gamm’s splendid Top Girls
| March 29, 2006
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