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Professional stagings of the Greek tragedies are increasingly uncommon on this side of the Atlantic. The last such production to reach Broadway, for example, was Euripides ’ “ Medea, ” in which Fiona Shaw played the title role to show-stopping effect in 2002. I can’t remember the last time I reviewed a Greek tragedy in this space, nor do any of them appear to have been mounted online in the past year. So it is exciting news that Houston’s Alley Theatre is webcasting “Medea” in a first-class production specifically conceived for online viewing—all 10 actors have been filmed in separate spaces, interacting on split screens—and directed with self-effacing skill and imagination by Rob Melrose, the company’s artistic director….
New Jersey’s George Street Playhouse, which recently webcast a marvelous production of Theresa Rebeck’s “Bad Dates,” is now offering yet another sure-fire one-performer comedy. “Fully Committed” is Becky Mode’s enormously popular 2000 play about a struggling young actor (Maulik Pancholy) who pays the rent by taking reservation requests at a hyper-trendy Manhattan restaurant that serves such fancy-shmancy dishes as “crispy deer lichen atop a slowly deflating scent-filled pillow, dusted with edible dirt.”…
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