For Shakespeare Fans, Two Sequels by David Henry Wilson

On the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s departure (exit stage left), a treat for all you Shakespeare fans. Playwright David Henry Wilson had the temerity to write sequels to The Merchant of Venice and Othello. What’s more, he pulled it off. How? How could any contemporary writer inhabit Shakespeare’s world and language? Wilson himself asks…

Waiting for Godot (Rio Grande Theater, Las Cruces)

Beckett’s masterpiece was staged this weekend at the Rio Grande Theater, Las Cruces. It starred Mark Medoff, the Academy Award winning author of “Children of a Lesser God” as Vladimir, and Richard Rundell as Estragon, and was directed by Jessica Medoff Bunchman, Mark Medoff’s daughter. From the set, we immediately see this isn’t a traditional…