bad, clown, bad Jeffrey M. Jones and his nasty circusBy Jason Grote and Sheila Callaghan
Playwrights Sheila Callaghan and Jason Grote recently saw the Undermain Theaters production of Jeffrey M. Joness play A Mans Best Friend, and they discussed the play in Sheilas Brooklyn kitchen.
Ubu Goes PatamusicalBy David Kilpatrick
Merdre! The audience at the premiere of Alfred Jarrys Ubu roi wouldnt let the performance get beyond its scatological opening word before a riot broke loose, making December 20, 1896 (the night the play premiered at the Théâtre de lOeuvre in Paris) the birth date of the theatrical avant-garde.
Candide Returns to NYC: The Best of All Possible Worlds?By Emily DeVoti
Candide, Voltaires classic satire skewering optimism in a corrupt world, is one of those dark, wild, and politically savvy rides thatperhaps due to our, well, overly optimistic faith in progresswe dont expect to find in the dusty tracts of history.