Wednesday, February 27, 2013

More Forgotten Irish Drama from the Mint

Schmidt and Patrick Fitzgerald in Katie Roche.

Thanks to the Mint Theater Company I've had a lovely time getting acquainted with Irish playwright Teresa Deevy over the last three seasons. Their current offering, Katie Roche, isn't my favorite of three Deevy plays the Mint has presented since 2010, but it's certainly still a worthwhile work, and it does have the wonderful Wrenn Schmidt in the title role. I've enjoyed her work in a couple of other Off Broadway shows (the Mint's Temporal Powers and Be a Good Little Widow), and I think she'll make a dandy Hilde opposite Jon Turturro's Solness in BAM's upcoming The Master Builder.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Talley for Two

Talley's Folly stars Paulson and Burstein

It's quite delightful conducting an interview when your subjects are Danny Burstein, who was equal parts hilarious and heartbreaking in the Broadway revivals of South Pacific, and Sarah Paulson, probably best known for her work on American Horror Story, but also a strong stage presence in Collected Stories and Crimes of the Heart. If the chemistry they displayed offstage is any indication of what they'll be like onstage in the Roundabout Theatre Company's revival of Talley's Folly, they'll be more than just fine.