The Belle of Amherst Here's the problem: the intense inner life suggested by Emily Dickinson's poems makes her an intriguing subject for theatrical exploration, yet her nearly complete lack of an outer life renders her hard to dramatize. In this 1976 solo piece, here revived by Court Theatre, playwright William Luce tried to turn the problem itself into a source of momentum. We first meet Dickinson near the end of her 55 years, living in almost complete seclusion—but cheerful, even perky about it.
Porchlight Music Theatre got charged with whitewashing last year for casting Jack DeCesare, an actor of Italian-American descent, as Dominican-born character Usnavi in Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes's In the Heights. The protests included a town hall meeting at Victory Gardens Theater featuring six panelists and an SRO crowd. In the course of things somebody asked, "Who has the right to tell stories like the one told in In the Heights?"
If you want a sense of what Janine Nabers's Welcome to Jesus aspires to be—its ideal Platonic form—take a look at the Jordan Peele movie Get Out. The two productions have an awful lot in common—except that, where Get Out is a nasty-great piece of satire, there's not much reason to come to Jesus, running now at American Theater Company.
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Selecting a term
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