All too often, it seems, I condemn stage productions for resembling television soap operas. It's a boring tic I share with other theater reviewers; I'm sure many readers out there wish we would spend less time comparing plays to TV shows and more time thinking about the plays themselves. To be honest, I'm getting a bit tired of writing sentences like "The drama has the trappings of a daytime soap" and "the soap-opera-like plot of the play undermines the subtlety of its message." If I'd wanted a career as a TV critic, I'd... More >>>