For the past two years this column page has featured a mid-December progress report on the Professional Theatre Awards Council, which administers the Kevin Kline awards. We did not run that piece this month, for one simple reason: lack of space. There are too many plays to review. As anyone with eyes (and a mounting stack of playbills) has noticed, of late there's been a veritable explosion of local theater. In 2004, the year before the PTAC arrived on the scene, I wrote 43 full-length reviews. This year I wrote 62. My cohort, Paul Friswold, penned another 18. Who are we to credit (or blame) for this... More >>>