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‘Venus in Fur’ electrifies at A.C.T.

March 27, 2014
Good lord, this play is hot, hot, hot. Rave reviews of its run in New York last year -- mostly heralding the rise of...

The action of bodies in heat

Passion meets intellect in Tom Stoppard's past-and-present tale 'Arcadia'

The bagpipe squawks for thee: first thoughts on ‘Black Watch’

May 12, 2013
If you thought the theatricalized story of a jaunty and imperiled Scottish regiment in Iraq in 2004 would come off as a sort of...

The Performant: Manic pixies

January 22, 2013
'Manic Pixie Dream Girl' and 'The Witch House' roil with fantastickal energiesIt was only a matter of time before the familiar genre of the...

Show trial

Truth and artifice propel history and 'The Scottsboro Boys' musical at A.C.T.