Recommended by Joanna Castle Miller

  • In Every Generation
    18 Jul. 2018
    In Every Generation is a haunting, poignant play about collective memory and the way in which we carry our pasts with us. By taking you on a journey through time and language, she explores what it means to be a family, a people, and an individual within a broader community. Ali has built a masterpiece around one dinner, and I can't recommend it enough.
  • MARVEL-OUS MONICA; IN WHICH MONICA LEWINSKY IS A SUPERHERO HELL-BENT ON REVENGE
    18 Jul. 2018
    A funny, poignant, and at times enraging revisiting of Monica Lewinsky and the scandal that (dare we say unfairly) bears her name. Sarah weaves original source material, hilarious commentary, and a superhero narrative into a lively, engaging discussion of--among other things--workplace harassment, gender discrimination, and collective memory. It may frame Monica's story through the lens of a superhero, but it's also very much a trial, and one in which no one leaves unscathed.
  • Dust
    18 Jul. 2018
    Youth, power, violence, gender, sexuality: Danielle Mohlman weaves these themes into a poetic fugue. Dust intertwines voice and movement alongside the narrative of a school shooting, making it as beautiful as it is timely. A powerful, boldly theatrical, haunting play that arrives at the perfect time.
  • The Lady Demands Satisfaction
    10 Jul. 2018
    The funniest farce I've seen in years. Arthur Jolly makes wonderful use of intergenerational female roles. It's high energy, high stakes, and beautifully crafted. The stage combat scenes sparkle, and the story should leave any audience member satisfied. I look forward to future productions.
  • Bastard
    10 Jul. 2018
    A fantastic use of language and wit to show the complexity of family, memory, and how the two intersect. The rich dialogue and wordplay start immediately on the first line and never let up. This play feels at times like well-crafted sketch comedy, at times like a puzzle, and at times like an intimate Irish wake, to great success. It left me wondering how I remember and misremember the people I've loved the most.
  • You Are The Blood
    10 Jul. 2018
    A captivating dark comedy that is at once hilarious and terrifying. This play perfectly blends humor while still respecting the fragility and complexity of the subject matter. A must-read and must-see for anyone interested in true crime and its repercussions.