Wednesday, March 19, 2014

A play about a woman "like a wounded bird in a wood"

 A World War I  widow  in David Grimm's new play about  the plight  of  women   during that difficult  women raised only to  be wives and mothers,  without  self-supporting  skills.
Yet,  the   impoverished woman    whose  friend   uses  the  following  trope  to  describe her  vulnerability.    "She's  the fragile sort. Wasn't raised to survive on her own. Like a wounded bird lost in a wood."
Helena, the woman thus described, is played by Nina  Arianda.  Though suffering the loss of her husband as well as  financial security, Helena   is  strong enough  to  survive  and  heal those  "lost bird" wounds.  The play-- Tales From Red Vienna-- is a world premiere at Manhattan Theatere Club. Here's a link to my review:

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

  Simile of the day: Every play is launched like a squid in an obscuring cloud of spectacular publicity (originally  about  films by Dudley Nichols