Category Archives: Theatre

A NOTE ON MY PLAY GENOGRAMS

Sometimes an event is planned: a wedding, a graduation, a party, a football game.  It doesn’t happen.  It gets cancelled.   You try not to think about it.  But you spent too much time before the event mentally rehearsing the things … Continue reading

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A NEW SOUND OF MUSIC

The Sound of Music remains one of the most popular and performed of all musicals.  This 1959 Rodgers and Hammerstein show, telling the story of the former convent novice Maria and the singing children of Captain von Trapp, was extremely … Continue reading

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NEW YORK VIA THE METRO NORTH

Driving in Jersey Is a frustrating mess. Get lost at ev’ry turn Even with the G.P.S. So have I written in a song.  After a number of driving adventures in New Jersey, my wife and I have recently decided to … Continue reading

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TO WORK IN THEATRE

If you love the theatre enough, it will break your heart.  You will find your heart broken again and again if you pursue it.  My solution to this has always been to move away in distain, to work, for a while, … Continue reading

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WILLIAMSTOWN THEATRE FESTIVAL

A number of years ago I was in a grocery store near Bennington, Vermont when I saw an ad near the store’s exit.  The ad told of a current production of Brecht’s Mother Courage at a Williamstown Theatre Festival.  I … Continue reading

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TOWARD A POLITICAL THEATRE

Theatre artists generally have mixed feelings when it comes to plays with political topics.  So much of political art is badly done.  Many writers and painters assume that their art will be compelling merely because it tackles political issues.  They … Continue reading

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VILLAGE FOOD

For some reason, many of my blogs are about food, particularly baked goods.  In a recent trip to New York City, my wife and I took a walking food tour of the West Village.  We walked from place to place, … Continue reading

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