Tagged with suburbia

Righteous memory: Contemporary Theatre of Dallas

Neil Simon’s Brighton Beach Memoirs pulls back a magical nostalgic curtain. It reveals a slice of life moment, in a 1937 Brooklyn flat, told from the perspective of a mature man reliving that moment through the experiences of the young boy he once was. It’s not a documentary; it’s not a drama. It’s not pure … Continue reading

No Slacking Off: Upstart Productions’ subUrbia

Feel like getting sucker punched by a velvet-gloved fist? Watch Upstart Productions’ subUrbia, Eric Bogosian’s 1994 dystopia drama about a group of slackers malingering outside a Pakistani owned convenience store, and you’ll get so caught up by the curiously engaging drama you might just miss its hard cold facts. Don’t worry—they’ll grab you when the … Continue reading