BOTTOM LINE: Dinner parties get bleak fast when race and religion mix with liquor and repression.
It sucks to be...everyone? As I leave the theater searching for a takeaway from Ayad Akhtar's dark Pulitzer Prize-winning Disgraced, now receiving its Broadway debut at the Lyceum Theatre, this seems to be it. Akhtar introduces us to four religiously and ethnically distant characters, who, by the climax of the play, are confined to the inestimable prison of a dinner party, and allows the tension to reach a boiling point. Amir Kapoor (Hari Dhillon), a South Asian-American who has aggressively disavowed...
BOTTOM LINE: A sufficiently chilling, though not quite riveting, adaptation of Henry James’ classic ghost story, presented in the beautiful historic Morris-Jumel mansion.
Busy costume designer Travis Boatright has a lot going on these days. You can see her work in the upcoming musical Royal Fables, presented by Libra Theater Company at the Access Theatre starting October 30th. We learned about her background, her influences, her love of Disney princesses, and her (somewhat incongruous) tendency to work with blood and gore.