Happily, the McCarter Theatre Center’s mounting of “Disgraced”– its New Jersey premiere, and the play’s first area staging since an acclaimed 2014-15 Broadway run — does full justice to the snap, crackle and pop of Akhtar’s provocations.
Marcela Lorca’s Guthrie production hearkens to the roots of Greek drama, with music, movement and a chorus that both narrates and participates in the tragedy as citizens of Thebes. Click here to read the full review
Review: ‘Burial at Thebes’ is a classic for good reason, October 4, 2011
director Marcela Lorca effortlessly guides the audience from scene to scene. Even when past and present are on the stage at the same time, the use of lighting and set design keeps the audience perfectly in tune to what is going on.
The engine of the story is about the relationships between characters in this particular family,” she said. “At the same time, you sense the wrongs of racism and classism, but there are no evil people in the play. The dark forces are the forces of society around them. Click here for the full article
Article: Guthrie’s major celebration of all things Kushner kicks off, April 17, 2009
— Besides being a mouthful to say, the play “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” brims with characters, conflicts and craziness. Check off Chekhov, too. At the core of Christopher Durang’s comedy is the relationship of two sisters (Sonia and Masha) and a brother (Vanya) — and change.
Using a version written by Irish poet Seamus Heaney, director Marcela Lorca has created a production that feels timeless. More impressive than its timelessness, however, is its timeliness. It’s the right story to be telling now, because it’s classically tragic and eerily relevant.