Reviews

In The Matter of J. Robert Oppenheimer
The Keen Company's revival of this powerful docudrama encourages audiences to mull over what patriotism meant in the 1950s and what it means now.
The $ellout Festival
Two shows prove that revenge and cucumber sandwiches are dishes best served cold.
Assassins
Joe Calarco's staging undermines the power of Stephen Sondheim's unconventional musical.
The Porch
Two excellent performances and a great set aren't enough to save Kari Floren's predictable play.
Mame
Despite some miscasting and other flaws, the Kennedy Center's new production of this terrific musical is fabulously entertaining.
The Field
John B. Keane sets up his play's characters and conflict with aplomb, but to what end?
Dead City
Sheila Callaghan's wonderful new play shows people behaving like zombies, but the production is thrillingly alive.
EST Marathon 2006: Series B
One-act plays by such stalwarts as David Mamet, Will Eno, and Julia Cho all disappoint.
Private Peaceful
Although this one-person show about the injustices of war doesn't break new ground, it's indisputably powerful.
EST Marathon 2006: Series A
The Ensemble Studio Theatre's annual one-act series kicks off with David Ives's elegantly mysterious The Other Woman, plus three lesser pieces.