Stacey Abrams!

Stacey Abrams!

Stacey Abrams! When I think of her name, I hear it to the tune of the opening of “Oklahoma!” What a woman she is, and I had the chance to hear and see her live, along with about 1500 other people here in my hometown, in a conversation with local public...
Hurricane Diane

Hurricane Diane

Hurricane Diane I loved this fast-moving and delightful comedy, performed entirely by women/gender-neutral actors. The actors, especially Rami Magron, who played Diane/Dionysus, commanded my attention from the moment she stepped onto the stage. She was truly a force...
The Yiddish Book Center

The Yiddish Book Center

The Yiddish Book Center A trip to Amherst, Mass., allowed us to visit the Yiddish Book Center this afternoon. I remember seeing signs for this place when I lived in Amherst in the early 1980s. My impression was that it was then nothing more than an old barn filled...
Moby Dick in under 3 1/2 hours!

Moby Dick in under 3 1/2 hours!

Moby Dick in under 3 1/2 hours! An astonishing, delightful, and moving adaptation of Moby Dick kept me fascinated for nearly three and a half hours at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, MA the other night. The set and props range from the elegant to the...