What's with all of these dragons and dungeons? Our upcoming production of She Kills Monsters delves into the world of tabletop role-playing games. If you've never had an encounter with RPGs before, read on!
As Jonathan mentioned in his last post, The Merchant of Venice was a collaboration with local jazz musician Tom Nagy. Tom wrote a score to accompany the production; here he is talking about the music and the process of putting it all together.
Our production of The Merchant of Venice makes some bold choices in its setting (the Jazz Age), its conclusion (immediately following the trial), and its costuming (with most of the characters en masque). Director Jonathan Dietrich has shared some of his thoughts behind those choices with us.
In The Merchant of Venice, Portia and Shylock face off in the courtroom. Here, we bring actors Mark Starratt (Shylock) and Faith Andrew (Portia) face to face on some of the important ideas and issues that this play addresses.
It's not easy being a woman in the 19th century, particularly if your family thinks you're incapable of being a “lady”. Knowing the family fortune is being manipulated away, knowing her beloved birds were exterminated for being “a nuisance”, knowing there was absolutely nobody to trust, Lizzie Borden finally snaps — turning an axe against those who wronged her. Did she commit murder? Or did her parents end themselves?