The A.R.T. revival, which may or may not have Broadway aspirations, puts us in the crosshairs of thespian big guns James Earl Jones, Elizabeth Ashley, Dana Delany, Bill Heck and the sublimely watchful Amanda Plummer.
“New work is the way to make theater relevant, which is crucial if we want to bring in new audiences, and it's also a key way to address issues in the field around parity and representation,” says literary director Jessie Baxter.
There are many things to read to help folks better understand who trans people are and what they are trying to say, but there's nothing like the words of the person living the experience, delivered with sincerity and accessibility, writes critic Kilian Melloy.
Since Henrik Ibsen's 1879 tragedy isn't going to shock audiences these days, the trick is to make the play matter as more than a landmark revisited. And in the Huntington's barebones, sexually-tinged staging, it does, writes critic Carolyn Clay.