Theatre recommendations

I've seen two things in the last few days that I highly recommend. I'm too tired to do a good writeup on either one, but here they are:

David Drake: Son of Drakula at Dance Theater Workshop. David has amazing range, and just gets better every time I see him. This work goes from his research into the Drakula family tree (his real last name) to his visits with possible family members in post-war Yugoslavia. I was very impressed by the writing and his performance.

Landford Wilson's "Book of Days" at Signature Theatre. Some of the reveiws were uneven, but I thought it was excellent. I can't say for sure whether I would think so with a less stellar cast and direction, but its politics are in the right place, and as someone who grew up less than 100 miles from its setting in Missouri, it certainly felt accurate. Miriam Shor, of Hedwig fame, was amazing as a small-town Missouri girl with a love for hunting and a chance to play Joan in a local production of Shaw's St. Joan. It was hard to believe I was seeing the same actress I saw on stage in Hedwig.

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Published on November 10, 2002 12:12 AM.

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