Category Archives: Tarragon 2011

The Sankofa Trilogy

Blood Claat is the first part of the trilogy, and certainly made me feel I should see the other two parts. Unfortunately, I will not be able to do so this time around.D’bi.young Anitafrika is the writer and performer and … Continue reading

Posted in Camellia Koo, d'bi.young anitafrika, Tarragon 2011 | 1 Comment

In the Next Room or the Vibrator Play

In spite of a solid cast and interesting staging, this play just did not come together. It suffered from being neither fish nor fowl – not a comedy, although it had some funny bits, and not a social commentary, although … Continue reading

Posted in David Storch, Marci T. House, Tarragon 2011, Trish Lindstrom | 1 Comment

Forests

We had high hopes for this play by Wajdi Mouawad the author of Scorched. But this play did not meet the high standard set by the earlier one.The elements of magic realism did not add to the story but made … Continue reading

Posted in Lisa Ripo-Martell, RH Thomson, Tarragon 2011, Vivien EndIcott-Douglas, Wajdi Mouawad | 1 Comment

After Akhmatova

The play is based on historical fact and Anna Akhmatova was a real poet. Set at the time of the Bolshevik regime and the subsequent Stallinst purges, the play deals with repression and the need of the artist to create. … Continue reading

Posted in Caroline Gillis, Sarah Orenstein, Tarragon 2011 | 1 Comment

The Misanthrope

A new take on an old play. This updated version of the Moliere classic, by Martin Crimp, brings the language and the setting into modern times. The setting is fantastic – all white and shocking pink. The cast were all … Continue reading

Posted in Andrea Runge, Michele Giroux, Patrick Galligan, Stuart Hughes, Tarragon 2011 | 1 Comment