Flimflam phantasm: Vitalist Theatre’s ‘The Ghost is Here’ is haunting, but hesitant

Death is a scary thing, and scary things make us vulnerable. And as any salesperson will attest, a vulnerable person is the ideal customer. Just look at the funeral home business model: “What type of tribute do you want? Basic Package A, Super Package B, Delux Package C or Platinum Package D? Keep in mind,… Read More Flimflam phantasm: Vitalist Theatre’s ‘The Ghost is Here’ is haunting, but hesitant

Mortar’s bold ‘Corazón de Manzana’ brings fantasy to a gruesome reality

A girl (Cruz Gonzalez-Cadel) begins a fantastical (and fatal) journey in Mortar Theatre Company’s “Corazón de Manzana.” Photo credit: John W. Sisson, Jr. Dana Lynn Formby’s highly ambitious new play, Corazón de Manzana, examines the femicide crisis in Juárez, Mexico through the lives of three mother/daughter relationships: a passionate young girl and her single working… Read More Mortar’s bold ‘Corazón de Manzana’ brings fantasy to a gruesome reality