This weekend: Speed-the-Joan

David Mamet, Speed-the-Plow, Craig Erickson, Aaron Craven

If you want to see some actors having a really good time, check out Aaron Craven and Craig Erickson in Speed-the-Plow.

The top picks for this weekend are wildly different: Speed-the-Plow at Studio 16 and Saint Joan at the Stanley.  [Read more…]

Go see Saint Joan

Meg Roe, Saint Joan, Arts Club, Kim Colier

Meg Roe is wonderful in Saint Joan—kind of like she is in every show I’ve seen her do.

What to see this weekend? That would still be Saint Joan, which is on at the Stanley until November 23. Don’t wait until the last minute though; if there’s any justice in the world, it will sell out.

Director Kim Collier brings the intelligent but talky text to vivid, visceral life. Meg Roe, who’s playing Joan, is one of the best actors in the world—I’m not being hyperbolic—and there’s an embarrassment of riches in the rest of the cast, which includes Dean Paul Gibson, Haig Sutherland, Scott Bellis and Tom McBeath.

Two great shows to see this weekend

Hunter Gatherers, Pippa Mackie, Jay Clift

Pippa Mackie and Jay Clift are livin’ la vida del carne in Hunter Gatherers

They’re really different and they’re both really good: Saint Joan at the Stanley and Hunter Gatherers at the Havana.  [Read more…]