The Play’s the Thing

March, 2014

The Play’s the Thing

S. Ozone Park playwright’s first piece set for its debut

A while ago I saw a Charlie Rose interview with Frank Langella on Channel 13. Langella was starring in “King Lear” at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and he had a lot to say about playing such a demanding role and his approach to acting. Three elements of his craft are vital, he said: “Know the lines, know what they mean, and mean them when you say them.” Comment.
The Play’s the Thing

Exploring a tale of two theaters here in Queens

Last week I had the opportunity to revisit two theaters in Queens, both remarkable as the all too rare significant theater venues in our borough of 2.2 million residents. I say significant in that these theaters are dedicated to the performing arts exclusively, and are not in schools or houses of worship or other places where space is shared with many other activities. Comments (1).

January, 2014

The Play’s the Thing

No winter slowdown for Queens theater scene

Have you missed me? It’s been several weeks since my last column, and I was hoping for a barrage of letters, e-mails, texts and phone calls seeking my whereabouts and an immediate resumption of The Play’s The Thing. After all, I’ve been writing this column since June 2007, and some of you may have gotten in the habit of reading it. Comments (1).
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