Brandstifters!

The Arsonists was written by a Swiss playwright, Max Frisch, in 1953. It started as a radio play titled “Herr Biedermann und die Brandstifter” (translated to Mr. Biedermann and the arsonists), but has been known throughout its history by names such as The Firebugs or The Fire Raisers. This play was adapted for the stage […]

REVIEW: Razor-sharp ‘Sweeney Todd’ at NorShor

Tales of murder, the macabre and midnight’s bloodiest deeds have long held the power to capture our darkest imaginations and haunt our dreams. Composer/Lyricist Stephen Sondheim mixes the style of the Victorian “penny-dreadfuls” and the Grand-Guignol in Paris, with their naturalistic and amoral horror stories, to create his classic Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of […]