WEISS: When you combine a New Orleans/voodoo vibe with cutthroat Chicago politics, the mix of passion, betrayal and corruption is irresistible.
James Still’s fascinating fantasia, “The Heavens are Hung in Black,” is now receiving an enthralling Shattered Globe Theatre production.
Based on the sensational Chicago premiere by Kokandy Productions, it is impossible to understand how the show failed to become a hit on Broadway.
The plays will be presented at Shattered Globe’s resident home at Theater Wit.
The Sarah Ruhl play is a rueful, heartfelt, mostly naturalistic little drama about how we live, how we die and how we mourn those we love.
Playwright credits her mother for giving her an early initiation into theater.
Kokandy Productions has gathered a cast of 19 terrific personalities with serious chops, a sensational band, and put its own funky spin on the show.
What will people do in order to survive? Why is love so often the casualty when money is involved? And what is the true source of human cruelty?
An old-fashioned play, with richly developed characters and a tightly woven story.