John Longenbaugh

Back pains

A musical based on a hunchback is obviously disfigured.

Laurence Ballard as the Critic.

Biting sarcasm

Conor McPherson's new play is about vampires and other evils.

Laurence Ballard as the Critic.

Board Games

On the Boards board members circle the wagons following Murphys dismissal

Books I Wouldn’t Have in My House

Trash that can't even be made campy.

Boom or bus?

Surveying Seattle theater, after the latest gold rush

Braving the ‘Brave New Fringe’

Week two: wrapping it all up.

Buckets of Beckett

Five actors present four plays by the master of minimal despair.

Catch it

ACT mounts Wallace Shawn's controversial Obie award-winner.

Cheap Hand Job

Cheap Hand Job

For $30 at Costco, I got what I paid for.

Cheap Hand Job

Checkmates

Waiting for the end of the world.

Circus murkus

UMO's new show is big and bold, but what does it mean?

Color shift

Anna Deavere Smith's "documentary theater" challenges our preconceptions of human identity.

Doin' the three-step at Empty Space: a family despairs.

Cowboy noir

The Old West meets the new in Louis Broome's powerful new tragicomedy Texarkana Waltz.

Doin' the three-step at Empty Space: a family despairs.

Crying Uncle

Freehold's actors and a visiting director collaborate on a very Russian Vanya.

Dead-end kids

Frozen lives and overwrought emotions in a new play.

Death, where is thy sting?

House of Dames' Nikki Appino brings us a story of sex, death, and bees with bouffants.

Deft Hand of Darkness

The Goth comic-book writer reveals his fictional fantasies.

Girls on skates! Rounding the track in Rain City Rollers.

Derby days

Nikki Appino's newest spectacle puts a new spin on the myth of Orpheus.

Girls on skates! Rounding the track in Rain City Rollers.

Die, musical, die!

Why do producers keep staging these things? Oh . . .

Diving the depths

Vladivostok's chamber theater brings a Russian masterpiece to Seattle.