Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

Theater Review: BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON at ART of WNY in Buffalo

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson American Repertory Theater of Western New York Written by Alex Timbers Music & Lyrics by Michael Friedman Directed by Jeffrey Coyle     A couple years ago, the original production of this show was taking downtown NYC by storm. While I missed it there, the production currently taking place on Linwood…

THEATER REVIEW: “Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo,” Aunt Dan, and Searching for Humanity through Theater

During recent visits to the theater, two plays have raised questions about how our society confronts and copes with our basic animal instincts, and the complicity of individuals in destructive acts performed by their societies. They’ve also presented complex existential arguments about the limits of communication and the need to be satisfied by what is, rather than by what one wishes could be. The two plays? Rajiv Joseph’s current Broadway production of Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, starring Robin Williams, and Buffalo, NY theater company Torn Space’s production of Wallace Shawn’s Aunt Dan & Lemon.