Waiting For Godot Direction: Ross Jolly (written by Samuel Beckett) Circa Theatre; Circa One (May 4 – June 1) Samuel Beckett’s Waiting For Godot is as close to his existential novels as it is to his other theatre pieces – and when it first arrived on the stage post WWII, pre-The Beatles, it was a revelation. Remarkably, it still is. “Nothing to be done?” We are told/asked early on […]
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The Lie Direction: Ross Jolly (written by Florian Zeller; translated by Christopher Hampton) Circa Theatre; Circa One (April 7 – May 5) The Lie is the latest by the brilliant French novelist and playwright Florian Zeller. Here, again, translated by Christopher Hampton and directed for Circa by Ross Jolly – as was the case, last […]
The Father Direction: Ross Jolly (written by Florian Zeller; translated by Christopher Hampton) Circa Theatre; Circa One (Oct 14 – Nov 11) The Father manages that rare feat: to be profoundly moving and deeply, often darkly, hilarious. Florian Zeller’s script is a masterpiece, the writing just about perfect, an examination of the cruelty of aging […]
WEED Direction: Ross Jolly (written by Anthony McCarten) Circa Theatre; Circa One (July 1 – 29) The play WEED was first performed as a contemporary piece – the playwright Anthony McCarten had the success of Ladies Night behind him and its 1990 premiere was at Circa Theatre in its earlier locale.