You know Michelle Shells Haylie Hoffman. Or you know her typefancy drinks, break-the-bank shoes and brand names flying from her lips like signal flares to any moneyed, available men in the vicinityI know whats hot, so I am hot!
Kentucky-Montana is characterized by several impossibilities, the number one impossibility being that the rivers have no banks.
Several months ago, Teddy Bergman got a unique script, 12 Ophelias (a play with broken songs), by Caridad Svich, from his friend Jocelyn Kuritsky. Ophelias is a series of scenes and songs in heightened language set, according to Svich, in a timeless time, depicting several characters from Hamlet in the aftermath of Ophelias suicide.
Playwright Rajiv Joseph is no stranger to works that tackle volatile, large-scale issues. In late 2007, New Yorks Alter Ego Productions presented his play The Leopard and the Fox, an adaptation of an unproduced BBC screenplay about the 1977 political overthrow and subsequent execution of Pakistani Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.
I have a theoryhalf-baked and probably impossible to confirmthat new British plays seen by New York audiences dont even come close to representing the most interesting work happening in the UK at any given time.