BOTTOM LINE: A surprisingly charming holiday play by August Strindberg. Yes, that August Strindberg.
August Strindberg was a theatrical innovator who helped pioneer the concept of theatrical naturalism and created plays with complex characters which are performed around the world. He also was a misogynist...So it’s a shock to learn that this brooding, unpleasant genius wrote a series of children’s plays, including the rueful Christmas-themed The Black Glove…
BOTTOM LINE: A Room In India may seem overly ambitious in its frenetic attempt to satirize so many societal crimes, but like Molière, Mnouchkine’s hysterical stage does not serve as a window to an absurd world, it serves as a mirror.
BOTTOM LINE: Utterly engrossing, this alternately chilling and darkly comic fictionalization of the short life of writer Isaac Babel offers disturbing parallels between the Russia of old and the Russia of today.
The Festival runs February 13 - March 5.
2 Theaters, 3 Weeks, 12 Days, 30 independent theater companies, and over 150 performances.
We will be reviewing each and every of the 30 shows in the festival.