Uncle Vanya: Chekhov With a Laugh

It is hard to imagine a Chekhov play where the audience gets to laugh in every scene, but Uncle Vanya at the Guthrie, in a version by Brian Friel and directed by Joe Dowling, does just that.

The Wandering Jew: Re-Living The Siege of Leningrad

I am translating my grandmother’s diary from the siege of Leningrad. I see her words, fading on yellowed crumpling paper, smeared with tears, and letters that were mangled by a shacking hand. I see her as she weaves between the realities of her mind and those of the world outside.