The current hits range from madcap hilarity to Shakespeare
On Broadway straight drama is a waif, proffered an occasional crumb of grudging acceptance; in London it sits at the head of the theatrical table dispensing "a largess universal, like the sun." Herewith a sampler of three offeringsa scintillant farce, a strong message play and a classic:
by Michael Frayn
Farce is the art of not keeping madness at bay. Michael Frayn has written an insanely funny play on precisely that premise. Act I of Noises Off consists of the dress rehearsal of Act...