Tuesday, May 8, 2012

The Fire's Burning

Theo Stockman and Claire van der Boom in An Early History of Fire.

Anyone else notice that the New Group had a solid sleeper season in 2011-12? Maybe I'm the only one who thought so. Neither Thomas Bradshaw's Burning, Erika Sheffer's Russian Transport nor David Rabe's An Early History of Fire was a perfect play, but each was dark and combustible and challenging--the sort of fare that's getting harder to find even Off Broadway. (Note references to fire and burn in the titles of two of the shows.) I had a chance to review the last of the three for Time Out New York.