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Sleepers Wake

Sleepers Wake

BY CHRISTOPHER BYRNE | I’m wondering if it isn’t time for another revolution in the theater. That was my thought as I left “Hi-Fi, Wi-Fi, Sci-Fi,” a dazzling quintet of short plays by Robert Patrick having a brief run at La MaMa. The plays, all but one written from the 1960s to the 1980s, touch on […]

What Ever Became of “Love Life”?

What Ever Became of “Love Life”?

BY NORMAN WEIL | It would seem inconceivable that there would be no recording, complete or with extended excerpts, of a seminal theater score by a major composer. Yet, that is precisely what has befallen Kurt Weill and Alan Jay Lerner’s 1948 “Love Life.” In a recording era when it seems that virtually every unknown piece […]

Men Behaving Madly

Men Behaving Madly

BY DAVID KENNERLEY | No one can accuse the Classic Stage Company of shirking a challenge. Last spring, the troupe mounted Bertolt Brecht’s vexing fable “The Caucasian Chalk Circle,” helmed by CSC artistic director Brian Kulick with original music by Duncan Sheik (Tony Award winner for “Spring Awakening”), to mixed reviews. The wildly uneven tone and […]

The Caucasian Chalk Circle Jerk

The Caucasian Chalk Circle Jerk

BY ANDY HUMM | Bertolt Brecht wrote “The Caucasian Chalk Circle” in 1944 as an epic piece of agitprop about the evils and absurdities of war and totalitarianism. What was performed in 1962 by the Royal Shakespeare Company with a cast of 30 playing 90 roles has been reduced to a band of seven troupers at […]