Theater

A scene from “Junk” (photo: Lincoln Center Theater)
Arts & Culture Theater
Rob Weinert-KendtNovember 13, 2017
Three plays invite us to look back on the decade that launched Trump as a time of churning ambivalence and upheaval.
Sam Shepard poses for a portrait in New York, Sept. 2011 (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)
Arts & Culture Theater
Rob Weinert-KendtAugust 02, 2017
While Shepard's plays would absorb different rhythms and influences, their essence and voice were unmistakably his—our—own.
Oscar Isaacs as Hamlet (photo: The Public Theatre)
Arts & Culture Theater
Rob Weinert-KendtJuly 27, 2017
In a bewildering new staging at The Public Theater, Oscar Isaac is giving a rich, riveting lead turn as the dubious Danish prince.
Arts & Culture Theater
Margot PattersonJuly 13, 2017
If the Greeks had Antigone, Americans have Dorothy Day.
Daniel Oreskes, Michael Aronov, and Anthony Azizi (foreground) with Daniel Jenkins and Jeb Kreager (background). Photo by T. Charles Erickson
Arts & Culture Theater
Rob Weinert-KendtJune 22, 2017
Like all the best historical narratives, “Oslo” shows the intense fragility and contingency of human affairs
Tina Benko, left, portrays Melania Trump in the role of Caesar's wife, Calpurnia, and Gregg Henry, center left, portrays President Donald Trump in the role of Julius Caesar during a dress rehearsal of The Public Theater's Free Shakespeare in the Park production of Julius Caesar in New York. (Joan Marcus/The Public Theater via AP)
Arts & Culture Theater
Leah LibrescoJune 16, 2017
I will be glad to get some sleep when our “Julius Caesar” closes this Saturday, and I can stop living the fevered life of Casca the conspirator.