Melancholy isn’t an easily defined state, yet its aftereffects are a powerful marker in the affected person’s emotional mix. Playwright Sarah Ruhl thinks it’s also an important component in mental health — and with InnerMission Productions’ very nice ‘Melancholy Play,’ it looks like she has a point.Read More
The world seems determined to sabotage its best efforts — even as it clearly defines its problems, its myopic better angels can’t deliver the cure. Innermission Productions’ good ‘Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.’ looks at the state of humanity and doesn’t hesitate for an instant to point the finger of blame.Read More
‘Ordinary Days’ is written as a 90-minute, no intermission, sung-through musical. Note: “sung-through.” Almost no dialogue. And, at best these are actors who sing, rather than singers who act…Read More
Young Gidion’s death by hanging is a loss from which his mom will never recover — and in Innermission Productions’ good
‘Gidion’s Knot,’ educational protocol is as much the culprit as anything.
Expectant lesbian parents share the joys, worries and conflicts their straight counterparts experience — and on either side of the ledger, the discussion begins and ends with the baby on the way. So why did Sarah Gubbins write ‘The Kid Thing,’ current MOXIE Theatre entry, about everything else?Read More
Hard-headed women, Elvis reminds us, have been a thorn in the side of men since the world’s been around. Shakespeare might as well have written the song — in fact, with his ‘The Taming of the Shrew,’ he sort of did. Innermission Productions offers a technically deficient but philosophically sound entry to that effect.Read More