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Posts tagged ‘Odyssey Theatre’

22
Jan

There’s Not Much Substance There For Hir.

By Patrick Hurley

There is a continuing theatrical narrative of patriarchal and hegemonic representation. A plethora of American stories that deal with the lower to middle class American family through a very traditional lens, highlighting struggle. For the last decade or so, the surge of identity politics, awareness of a need to be more inclusive and  over-correction of the aforementioned narrative, there has been a shift in the collective narrative from the white heteronormative expectancy of canonical works into one of many colors, shapes, sexual orientations, gender identities and cultural re-appropriations. Read more »

3
Sep

Awake is too Prosaic to Sing

By Patrick Hurley

The immutable hope for the American Dream to endure is alive and well in Awake & Sing! The revival production, playing now at the Odyssey theatre. Written in 1935 by Clifford Odets, it follows three generations of a Jewish family living in a small Bronx apartment during the great depression. Read more »

29
Jun

King’s Road Aims High, Falls Short

By Patrick Hurley

Self discovery can come at any age. Off The King’s Road, playing now through August 2 at the Odyssey Theatre tackles the issue of loneliness and isolation; two unfortunate side effects of survival, of outliving those we love. Read more »

26
Apr

Power and Corruption Rule 63 Trillion

By Patrick Hurley

 

Money is power. A mantra that is the driving force behind the financial system that keeps Capitalism thriving in America. It’s also the driving force behind 63 Trillion a new play by John Bunzel and presented by The New American Theatre and Mud bay Partners, playing now through June 7 at the Odyssey Theatre. Read more »

30
Mar

Old Wounds Run Deep in Irish Drama

By Patrick Hurley

 

Some wounds never heal. This is the less-than-optimistic core of Corktown ’57, making its world premiere through May 3 at the Odyssey Theatre. Read more »

25
Jan

Anna Christie Still Engaging After All These Years

By Patrick Hurley

Do people change? The timeless question, a storytelling trope as old as the sea, is at the heart of Eugene O’Neill’s Pulitzer Prize winning play Anna Christie, playing now through March 8 at the Odyssey Theatre. A wily, older seaman Chris (Jeff Perry), working coal barges and spending all his time ashore in a tavern with Marthy, (Mary Mara) the woman who lives on the barge with him, receives a letter that his daughter Anna (Zoe Perry) is on her way to see him for the first time in fifteen years. Read more »

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