Feature

The week’s other openings

A Bright New Boise; Don Giovanni; OVERWEIGHT, unimportant: MISSHAPE

A Bright New Boise
Woolly Mammoth Theatre Co.
Washington, D.C.
(202) 393-3939
“Faith is a consolation for an unhappy existence” in Samuel D. Hunter’s play about low-wage employees at a craft-store franchise, said Washingtonian. Though the religion theme “feels a little overplayed,” this is an otherwise “extraordinarily thoughtful” look at the average American’s search for meaning.

Don Giovanni
San Francisco Opera
(415) 864-3330
A “cunning new staging” of Mozart’s opera brings out both the drama of the story and the vanity of its lecherous protagonist, said the Contra Costa, Calif., Times. Nearly two dozen mirrors are used “ingeniously” on the otherwise spare stage, while baritone Lucas Meachem sets the standard for the vocal performances, which prove “almost uniformly superb.”

OVERWEIGHT, unimportant: MISSHAPE
Trap Door Theatre
Chicago
(773) 384-0494
The title tells you that “fitting on some Broadway marquee was never a priority” for this previously unproduced Werner Schwab play, said the Chicago Tribune. Likewise, it won’t be a surprise if the rape and cannibalism in this bold satire limit its audience. That’s too bad: It’s an intriguing meditation on social class, and it includes some “astoundingly good” performances.

Recommended

The Chinese Communist Party congress that could make Xi president for life, explained
Xi Jinping.
Briefing

The Chinese Communist Party congress that could make Xi president for life, explained

Has Liz Truss already failed?
Liz Truss.
Briefing

Has Liz Truss already failed?

Ukrainian forces break through Russian lines in southern Kherson
Ukrainian tanks in Kherson
'numerically superior tank units'

Ukrainian forces break through Russian lines in southern Kherson

North Korea fires ballistic missile over Japan
A Japanese news network shows footage of Kim Jong Un.
escalations

North Korea fires ballistic missile over Japan

Most Popular

5 toons about Trump's spiraling legal woes
Political Cartoon.
Feature

5 toons about Trump's spiraling legal woes

National Archives says some Trump administration records are still missing
A view of the National Archives and Records Administration building in Washington, D.C.
More Trouble for Trump?

National Archives says some Trump administration records are still missing

Ukraine takes full control of Lyman while Russian media points fingers
Ukrainian flag in Donetsk
do svidaniya

Ukraine takes full control of Lyman while Russian media points fingers