Neva by Guillermo Calderon at Theatre Inconnu. A review.

Neva by Guillermo Calderon at Theatre Inconnu. A review. Three actors. One stage. Minimal set décor. Costumes, lighting and classical music.  Neva by Guillermon Calderon (at Theatre Inconnu February 13-March 3 2018) as imagined by director Clayton Jevne and his ensemble, is theatre reduced to its essential elements; theatre relying solely on the director’s interpretation and the cast’s ability to carry it through ninety minutes of in-depth … [Read more...]

Whiskey, Fugue & Requiem at Theatre Inconnu. A review.

Whiskey, Fugue & Requiem at Theatre Inconnu. A review. Theatre Inconnu, keeping audiences on their toes since 1987—for over thirty years, presenting work that challenges—consistently, whether by content or form. A theatre that does not pander, preferring to engage and confront theatre goers with ideas and genres often outside the theatrical mainstream, and in so doing, offering patrons the opportunity to grow in their appreciation of an … [Read more...]

Proof at Langham Court Theatre June 7-24, 2017. A review.

Proof at Langham Court Theatre June 7-24, 2017. A review. Probing family relationships and the psychology of brilliance, Proof (currently at Langham Court Theatre until June 24th) is spell-binding in the interplay between four characters—Catherine (Melissa Taylor) the daughter who stayed behind to become caregiver to her mathematician father Robert (Jon Scheer) as his faculties declined, Claire (Melissa Blank) who jets in from her high-powered … [Read more...]

Shockheaded Peter at Theatre Inconnu November 30-December 17 2016 a review.

Shockheaded Peter at Theatre Inconnu November 30-December 17 2016 a review. If the idea of one more “holiday special” makes you unhinged, if you’re ready to shout “bah humbug” to the world--then the macabre, bizarre, perverse stylings of Theatre Inconnu’s Shockheaded Peter (on until December 17th) are for you.  Prepare to cackle gleefully as disappointed parents dispatch their progeny with wild abandon and young children meet with a series of … [Read more...]

A Lie of the Mind at Theatre Inconnu May 3-21, 2016. A review.

Lie of the Mind at Theatre Inconnu May 3-21, 2016. A review. Sam Shepard is arguably one of America’s greatest living playwrights—his scripts veritable treasure troves of “bon mots” and aphorisms, constructed to reveal the discordant and unhappy underbelly of a society disassociated with itself.  His caustic and probing examination of family structures and the ties that bind is in sharp relief in A Lie of the Mind, currently running at Theatre … [Read more...]

Cock by Mike Bartlett at Theatre Inconnu May 5-23, 2015. A review.

Cock by Mike Bartlett at Theatre Inconnu May 5-23, 2015. A review. John is confused—but is it by his sexual orientation or by life in general, bound-up as he is in a general inability to make a choice? Theatre Inconnu tackles the Oliver-award-winning play Cock by Mike Bartlett, one of Britain’s rising young stars in the theatrical firmament. Director and designer David MacPherson, in his first production for Theatre Inconnu, sets the audience … [Read more...]

Alice the Musical at Theatre Inconnu November 30-December 20, 2014. A review.

Alice the Musica at Theatre Inconnu November 30-December 20, 2014. A review. Alice by Tom Waits, Paul Schmidt, Kathleen Brennan and Robert Wilson, currently at Theatre Inconnu (November 30-December 14, 2014) is a hallucinating and troubling journey into the relationship between Charles Dodgson (Graham Roebuck) and the young girl (Melissa Blank) who inspired his books—the children’s classics Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the … [Read more...]