Anne Washburn’s fantasia finds a cadre of friends talking about — what else — Trump, in what may be this season’s most exciting American play.
London’s Almeida Theater has become a home away from home for the New York playwright Anne Washburn. Next: a very American comic drama called “Shipwreck.”
There’s new writing, Shakespeare and a classic musical on offer. And the tone of them all is bleak.
Our three European theater critics pick their favorite productions of the year — plus a turkey for the festive season.
Alexis Zegerman’s “Holy __” is a lively, if overheated, cautionary tale; while Clare Barron’s “Dance Nation” looks at troubles that come from within.
Fiery performances by Lia Williams in “The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie” and Adrienne Warren in “Tina” newly illuminate familiar female characters.
Another British import is coming, this one about an early chapter in Mr. Murdoch’s career.
In “Brief Encounter” and “Summer and Smoke,” directors subvert the expectations of their audiences with fascinating results.
This mash-up of eight stories from the TV series, refashioned for the stage, wears its tendency to lecture like a misplaced badge of honor.