John Longenbaugh

Geek Love

A kinda-cabaret from a sorta-band.

Brick-Solid

The career of the prolific Steven Dietz is an authentic Seattle success story.

The Bard and the Ballot Box

Where each candidate fits in Shakespeare's worldview.

That Time of the Month

Spin the Bottle: quirky spectacle with a dash of smut.

It’s His Party

A new drama a clef about a far-right local politician.

Relevance on Parade

How do you get theater to meaningfully reflect our times? Should it?

Team Player

Jerry Manning jumps in with both feet at the Rep.

Shrek Attack

What’s the point of not letting critics in during the first 3/4 of a show’s run?

From the Rep’s new brochure: staffers en garde.

Longenbaugh on Theater

Deconstructing the Rep’s and ACT’s season brochures.

From the Rep’s new brochure: staffers en garde.
Explosively likable.

Shrek Mate

Sutton Foster, Broadway's ingenue of choice, becomes the new Princess Fiona.

Explosively likable.

The Stages of Sin

Is smoking onstage a free-speech issue?

Cumins as Coriolanus: Ripped and ready.

Bard Beats Bond

Gorgeous pipes and hot bods permeate the Ashland stage.

Cumins as Coriolanus: Ripped and ready.

Considering that Huckleberry Finn is a serious contender for the title of

Considering that Huckleberry Finn is a serious contender for the title of Great American Novel (it’s a lot funnier than Moby Dick), it’s surprising that… Continue reading

Leni

Leni

The subject of playwright Sarah Greenman’s new Leni, German filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl had the sort of biography that gives you moral/intellectual whiplash. On one hand,… Continue reading

Leni

Wide-Eyed in Ashland

Shakespeare’s not just the cultural heart of Ashland, he’s at the center of the town’s economic life as well.

War zone in Zanna.

A Tired Theme?

As gays go mainstream, is gay theater losing its relevance—and fabulousness?

War zone in Zanna.
Adventures in Mating

Adventures in Mating

Dating is, of course, tremendously dangerous. Those who enter its foreboding realm should be armed and alert, ready to make split-second decisions. Its numerous perils… Continue reading

Adventures in Mating
How much am I worth? Todd Licea in Three Hotels.

Price Lines

The pay-what-you-can movement picks up some key converts.

How much am I worth? Todd Licea in Three Hotels.
All’s swell: Paul Morgan Stetler (left) and Connor Toms in Seattle Shakes’ latest.

Beast With One Back

Two Shakespeare companies are better as one.

All’s swell: Paul Morgan Stetler (left) and Connor Toms in Seattle Shakes’ latest.

The Self-Winding Critic

Joe Adcock bucked the norm.