Review – Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train

Signature Theatre is having quite a season remounting important American plays and re-introducing playwrights.  I was thrilled to see their productions of Susan-Lori Parks' Red Letter Plays and they continue their streak with this seminal play by Stephen Adly Guirgis. The playwright has created a compelling work of the prison system and the burdens of … Continue reading Review – Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train

Opening Night for Plays and Prestidigitation #9 – The Fright Edition

If you are in New York I hope you will join us for our show at Polaris North Studio on 29th Street tonight and this weekend.  It combines short plays and magical interludes.  It will be a little scary, a little macabre, and lots of fun.  There are several brand new short works and the … Continue reading Opening Night for Plays and Prestidigitation #9 – The Fright Edition

Players Theatre Boo! Short Play Festival

Recently I saw a performance of the Boo! Short Play Festival at The Players Theatre in Greenwich Village.  It was an interesting batch of plays in a seasonal festival.  A little uneven and somewhat odd selections for a "scary" festival. I really went to take in the efforts of several Polaris North members putting together … Continue reading Players Theatre Boo! Short Play Festival

Recent Reads: Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase to Catch Lincoln’s Killer

James L. Swanson has written an enlightening and engrossing account of the events surrounding the assassination of Abraham Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth.  I knew all of the major points and touchstones of the history but this book is an invaluable guide and deep dive into all the details surrounding it.  It is astounding how … Continue reading Recent Reads: Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase to Catch Lincoln’s Killer