Theater

Feb. 27 Syracuse Stage: Chinglish

‘Chinglish’ parlays cultural misunderstandings into a hilarious theatrical experience

But David Henry Hwang’s cross-cultural comedy, smartly set in this Syracuse Stage production, could have been so much more…

By Michael O’Connor

The difficulty in crafting translations extends far beyond merely substituting a word from one language with a corresponding word from another…

Feb. 21 SU Drama: Speed the Plow

SU Drama’s ‘Speed the Plow’ takes the audience on a rollicking ride through frenetically paced dialogue

Despite some unevenness, SU Drama’s mounting of David Mamet’s satire of Hollywood comes off as timely and relevant as its 1988 debut

By Michael O’Connor

On the surface, Speed the Plow appears to explore the incompatibility of art and commerce. But much like the façade of naiveté…