Archive for September, 2011

A Short Play About 9/11 by Workhaus Collective

A Short Play About 9/11 by Workhaus Collective

Nine-eleven.  It’s no longer just a date, it’s code, for an impossible-to-describe national catastrophe. Even at this remove nine-eleven remains a series of jangled images: a jet plane slamming into a tall building.  Conservatively dressed businessmen hurtling to their deaths (those flapping ties!).   And, of course, the collapse, massive buildings grinding to the ground...
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Mercy Watson To The Rescue at Childrens Theatre Co.

Mercy Watson To The Rescue at Childrens Theatre Co.

Mercy Watson gets where she’s going in Act 1, Scene 1, page 1: “Toast!” she cries.  “Toast and butter!” Mercy, a pig, says this, oh, seven or eight hundred times during CTC’s charming Mercy Watson To The Rescue (at the Childrens Theatre Co., through Oct 23).  Mercy never sways from this desire.  Indeed, she...
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