Archive for the ‘Theatre’ Category

‘Betrayal’ by Harold Pinter @ City Garage Theatre

Posted on February 13th, 2024 by Joseph A. Hazani

What happens when the motions of triviality lead to human sagas deflating into tepid secret gardens that only the soul and not the world-soul enjoys? And yet, even amidst such adulterous luxuriants such as Pied-à-terres and habits of practicing Italian, is not the world benefiting in gross domestic product?   With such acquiescence of the […]

‘Insulted. Belarus’ by Andrei Kureichik @ City Garage Theatre

Posted on November 29th, 2023 by Joseph A. Hazani

What is rightful authority? Such an audacious question is posed by the superbly balanced humor of Insulted. Belarus at City Garage Theatre in what is a consistently portrayed disappointed of voter’s rights not being honored. Yet is the will of the majority always healthy?   The play, written by Andre Kureichik (with translation by John […]

‘Our Dear Dead Drug Lord’ @ Kirk Douglas Theatre

Posted on September 21st, 2023 by Joseph A. Hazani

In what demonstrates to be a spectacular fiasco in the education system in the United States of America, four teenage girls delight in finding worship in a drug warlord in Our Dear Dead Drug Lord by Alexis Sheer. Not in the Prince of Peace as their ancestors were informed by… That the government may be […]

‘Ghost Land’ by Andriy Bondarenko @ City Garage

Posted on September 21st, 2023 by Joseph A. Hazani

In a rapid-response portrayal of the experience of Russian overwrought into the Ukranian Nationhood, the disruption of perfectly innocent life is witnessed in a contemporary setting which reverberates with the tasteful judgment on the sincere reality of war bringing the soul of man below and not above the terrestrial plane of tooth and claw.   […]

‘The Penelopiad’ @ City Garage Theatre

Posted on November 26th, 2022 by Joseph A. Hazani

The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood at City Garage Theatre (directed by Frédérique Michel) presents us a comparative storyline to the Greek Heroic Epic Poem The Illiad by Homer – the poet which Plato referred to as the Teacher of the Greeks. It is in this heritage or inheritance of the story which Ms. Atwood provides […]

‘Beach People’ by Charles A. Duncombe @ City Garage Theatre

Posted on August 10th, 2022 by Joseph A. Hazani

Where is happiness found if not on a beach? It is that irony that is the center-piece to the theatrical excitement and excellently florid script of Beach People written by Charles A. Duncombe, directed by Frédérique Michel, premiering at City Garage Theatre. While transparently proud in its existentialist reduction to being contemporary man, the play […]

‘Remembering the Future’ by Peter Lefcourt

Posted on August 1st, 2022 by Joseph A. Hazani

How is the future created from the past? What is the motivation for people to continue to pursue their aims of happiness when the most critical circumstance of their humanity – the aging of their bodies – moves their perception of the world away from their nascent opportunities they once dreamed possible? So much of […]

A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay about the Death of Walt Disney by Lucas Hnath @ Odyssey Theatre Ensemble

Posted on April 30th, 2022 by Joseph A. Hazani

In an irreverent and highly conceptualized play, A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay about the Death of Walt Disney by Lucas Hnath and Directed by Peter Richards at Odyssey Theatre Ensemble helps bring us into the imaginary world of a man whose imagination is his dominion. It is in the exercise of his imaginary […]

‘Endgame’ by Samuel Beckett & Directed by Frédérique Michel @ City Garage Theatre

Posted on March 23rd, 2022 by Joseph A. Hazani

In a wild and dreamy tension between the occupation of the real-world with other human life in it and our private inner-life, Endgame by Mr. Samuel Beckett portrays a meditation on what plays a more significant role in our very own humanity? Prima facie, the world which involves conducting ourselves appropriately with others is necessary, […]

‘The Red Dress’ Theatre Review @ The Odyssey Theatre

Posted on November 10th, 2017 by Joseph A. Hazani

(Playing through November 19th)   In another installment of theatre which is attempting to hold a mirror upon the contemporary society through the recrudesence of the historically worst form of totalitarianism, Nazism, The Red Dress is most poignant in the cultural force imposed upon society as opposed to the more conventional ideas of totalitarianism being […]