I asked myself why I, who considers the much-touted “American dream” an illusion, would fall for the manipulative fairy tale of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.
Under the skillful direction of David Stradley, Eric Conger’s riveting tragicomedy about a young man’s search for his birth mother becomes a memorable experience.
Watching Ed Swidey as Captain Ahab in a South Philadelphia living room, I suddenly found myself fighting tears of recognition: Here was the father I never had, taking time to explain and illustrate for a child Melville's most famous masterpiece.
Playing Leni, a drama about a power-hungry filmmaker willing to walk over bodies, encourages the American audience to discover not only some of the inner workings of a Third Reich mind, but also our own.
The similarities between two notorious symbols of greed— Ebenezer Scrooge and Bernard Madoff— are obvious enough. But the Madoff story continues to unravel. Is it possible that Madoff may yet be redeemed with the help of a ghost, just like Scrooge?