Those who attend Artist Repertory Theatre’s season opener, The Understudy, will find themselves privy to the most misbegotten rehearsal in the history of theatre. This is no exaggeration. Three players playing two actors and a stage manager rehearsing a fictional Franz Kafka play. A theatre with a ghost in the machine. Absurdity. But isn’t that what Kafka’s all […]

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There are two small town cops and a pyramid of donuts. There’s an oversexed and under-loved accountant who keeps removing her clothing. There’s  an embezzling mayor. There are two bedrooms–make that two adjoining budget motel rooms–with interesting hardware on the headboards. Throw in  a Highland hit man decked out in Scottish ceremonial gear, a security guy […]

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