TFM Review: Venus in Fur by Nikki Francisco Sado-Masochism isn’t an easy sell—or maybe it is. We do live in a post Fifty Shades of Grey world, after all. Still, you don’t see plays like “Venus in Fur” staged very often in these parts. But, The Necessary Theatre likes staging shows that rile you up. …

TFM Review: 33 Variations by Nikki Francisco Beethoven made so much more out of Anton Diabelli’s waltz. Red Turnip Theater’s production of 33 Variations has elevated Moises Kaufman’s material much the same way. This is not to say that Kaufman’s material is mediocre, but creative liberties taken by the local staging has turned a rather …

It was the summer of 2009. School was out and I was bored. I pop in a DVD of Rent and I couldn’t explain it—something clicked. It’s not like it was the first time I saw the movie. Come on, it’s Rent. “Seasons of Love” is practically the anthem of the 90s. Maybe I just …

No Filter

“The show might have sought out to try and define what it means to be a millennial, but its greatest achievement is helping these young people in the audience feel less alone.”

The Normal Heart

“It is a piercing and provocative story with characters written and portrayed as real men who lived–and died–for a cause.”

Rak of Aegis

“With so many moving parts, and a production that encourages improvisation, it’s no surprise that the show inspires repeat viewings from its audiences.”

The Pillowman

“McDonagh’s play is whip-smart, with complex layers that explore the reliability of a story and a storyteller.”