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March 2012

American Theatre March 2012 Cover

Editor's Note

from Jim O'Quinn


Commemorative Compendiums
By Eliza Bent

Global Spotlight

Compiled by Nicole Estvanik Taylor


If Momma Was Married (to Momma)

By Mark Blankenship

The hot-button issue of marriage equality is the topic du jour in a varied spate of new plays

Teeth and Sympathy

An interview by Alexis Soloski

Amy Herzog balances the political and the personal in her dialogue-rich plays

Escape from Neutrality

By Joshua Dachs

A designer of theatres visits 4 great performance spaces you have to see before you die

The Last Minstrel Show?

By Marshall Jones III

Telling the tragic tale of The Scottsboro Boys with happy-go-lucky minstrelsy may show audacity, but it lacks empathy

IN PRINT for March 2012

God of Carnage at Huntington Theatre Company; Michigan scribe Joseph Zettelmaier, by Davi Napoleon; playwright Stefanie Zadravec's life and art collide; David Cote reviews Jonathan Kalb's Great Lengths; 20 questions for Bill Pullman

March 2012 Collage

COVER: Actor Ryan Dietz, left, and playwright Josh Levine (with Hair cast member Kacie Sheik) celebrate on stage at Broadway's St. James Theatre in July 2011, moments after exchanging their wedding vows (photo by Monica Simoes)

ABOVE, CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Playwright Stefanie Zadravec; Amanda Schoonover, Dan Hodge and Forrest McClendon read Zadravec's The Electric Baby at PlayPenn (photo by John Flak); playwright Joseph Zettelmaier (photo by Chris Purchis); Jacob Hodgson in Zettelmaier's It Came from Mars, Performance Network Theatre/Williamston Theatre coproduction (photo by Peter Smith)