| Dec 15, 2010
In their time, the daughters of the second Baron Redesdale, better known as the Mitford sisters, were an industry. Their trade, for the most part, was their mere existence — swanning about British society, leaving scandal and newsprint in their...
| May 22, 2011
1974: Unhappy at summer camp, I holed up in my bunk and read Philip Roth's "Portnoy's Complaint" and Bernard Malamud's "The Natural." The camp might have been awful, but the books were anything but.
1980: In June, I attended a writers conference at UC...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 9:19 AM
Balls. Nuts. Stones. Eggs. Bullocks.
That's what Oakland Park's James L. Riedy self-published book "The Pleasures of Testicles: A Celebration and Exploration of All Things Balls" ($10.95, Outskirts Press) is all about.
Of course, the retired...
| Apr 29, 2012
When the doorbell rang one August evening in 1968, my inclination was not to answer. The Democratic National Convention was raging, and I had a window seat. My then-wife and I lived across from Lincoln Park, the peaceniks' campground. Previously, a...
| Apr 13, 2012
| 1:15 PM
In 2009, Silk Road Theatre Project took their mission of exploring stories from people of the Silk Road (the trade route that ran from the Far East to the Mediterranean) and gave it a cunning musical spin. "Silk Road Cabaret: Broadway Sings the Silk Road"...
| Mar 9, 2012
Late Sunday night, there was a radiant light in the face of the Chicago actress Carolyn Hoerdemann. "This all reminds me of the early days of the European Rep," she said, ebulliently, referencing one of Chicago's most influential avant-garde troupes of...
| Oct 2, 2010
| 4:33 AM
NOTE: An earlier version of this review credited John Valines for the production's sound design, based on information printed in the production's playbill. Mr. Valines reports he did not, in fact, serve in that capacity for ‘The Maids.' Thereâs...
| Sep 30, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Here's Friday's theater-page spotlight in the Orlando Sentinel's Calendar section: WHAT: When the mistress is away, the maids will play. âThe Maids,â a classic French thriller about power, class and corruption, opens tonight at Mad Cow Theatre....
| Oct 1, 2010
| 9:22 PM
There's something wrong in "The Maids," the Jean Genet thriller onstage at Mad Cow Theatre. It's wrong in that way one says, "That's so wrong!" about something oddly outside the norm.
What's wrong is the way two sisters, both maids to a self-absorbed...
| Sep 5, 2008
| 9:38 AM
You can see a new show in this singularly remarkable theater city pretty much every night between now and Thanksgiving. That's my plan, anyway. But if you prefer to be more selective, or prosaic necessities limit your cultural intake, here are 10 of the...