I attended my first Republican caucus recently. As a proponent of the Count My Vote campaign, I decided I needed to see what really happens at a caucus meeting. I was wrong. I could have gone a lifetime without needing to see what happens there.
It’s no surprise that Speedy Ortiz’s lead singer, Sadie Dupuis, used to teach songwriting at a summer camp. Her sometimes gritty, introspective and clever lyrics are the pulse of this four-piece Massachusetts-based
Pioneer Theatre Company’s production of Ira Levin’s 1978 comedic thriller Deathtrap has been around long enough—including a film adaptation—that plenty of its surprises are bound not to be surprises for every viewer.
Omnibus collections of any kind—short films, short stories, short plays—often feel only as strong as their weakest link. And then there are those pleasant rare exceptions where there really isn’t a weak link, and where the individual segments build on and inform one another to the point where it feels fully cohesive.
Garrison Keillor, like a whole host of people in this country, grew up in a small town. Think Main Street with a local grocer and a barber shop, picket fences and everybody being on a first-name basis with everybody else.