This is the year for theater anniversaries. The Rep is 40; Stages is 20; now New Jewish Theatre has begun its tenth season. What an impressive success story. Over the years artistic director Kathleen Sitzer has managed to transform liabilities into assets. Although the shows are mounted on a postage-stamp stage at the JCC, New Jewish now manages to secure the services of many of the area's most imaginative directors, designers and actors. Often the gemlike productions are akin to watching behavior through the lens of a microscope. The singularity of the New Jewish experience has become something to anticipate. So it's especially disappointing that this diamond jubilee season is opening with a script that has been trumpeted as the genuine article but is little... More >>>
Lavonne Byers, Kari Ely and Liz Hopeful get sisterly in Wasserstein's dull play.