Faith, that ubiquitous and imperfect belief, wherein trust and confidence take the place of facts or proof, is placed into extreme focus in Tarell Alvin McCraney’s new play Head of Passes, playing now at the Mark Taper Forum.
A lyrical theatrical odyssey is beautifully pieced together by Suzan-Lori Parks in her epic new play Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1,2 &3). Blending Homeric allusions, meta-theatricality, and Parks’ incomparable gift of language, Father is the first three parts of a proposed nine-part series that will deal with the African-American experience during wartime in American history. Read more
The personal need for religion in people’s lives, and how that shifts with time, is at the center of Lucas Hnath’s new play The Christians playing now through January 10 at the Mark Taper Forum. Read more
By Patrick Hurley Taking its cue from the gay rights movement of the late 1970s, when it was written, Martin Sherman’s play Bent, playing now through August 23 at the Mark Taper Forum, wants to make a statement to the gay community. Read more