Naomi Wallace’s Theatre Of The Plague: More Riveting And Relevant Than Ever by Giovanni Rodriguez Exactly five weeks ago and one day, I posted the following on Facebook: “Now would be a good time to restage ONE FLEA SPARE.” I did this with three objectives in mind. First, I wanted to see what some of my theater friends thought about the story, which I believe is more relevant today than ever. The award-winning 1995 play was set in 1665, the first year of the great plague of London, and told the story of four people quarantined together for a month…
With Halloween on its way, Austin Tichenor, author of the play FRANKENSTEIN, explores parallels between Caliban from The Tempest and the Creature from Shelley’s Frankenstein. for the Folger Shakespeare Library.
Longtime BPPI author Joe Pintauro has passed. The New York Times obituary may be found here: Joe Pintauro, Playwright Who Had Been a Priest, Dies at 87 New York Newsday: LI playwright Joe Pintauro dies at 87 Playbill: Playwright Joe Pintauro Dies at 87
Marianne Elliott’s London-born production of Tony Kushner’s masterwork is blazingly reimagined with a cast including Nathan Lane and Andrew Garfield. Source: New York Times Review: An “Angels in America” That Soars on the Breath of Life
Check out the piece in American Theatre on WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S LONG LOST FIRST PLAY (abridged) by the merry bards of BPPI, Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor, available soon from the BPPI website. Dueling-Fairy Fan Fiction From the Reduced Shakespeare Company
Longtime BPPI author A. R. Gurney, “Pete” to those who knew him, has passed on. The New York Times obituary may be found here: A. R. Gurney, Playwright Who Explored Upper-Crust Anxieties, Dies at 86 A follow-up piece by Ben Brantley appears here: A Patrician Older Gentleman Morphs Into an Angry Young Man