It’s been all Fringe, all the time here lately, so here’s something completely different.
Two theater professors from my college, Nora Hussey and Melinda Lopez, have put together a list of nine plays that theater-lovers should not miss — a bucket list for theater-lovers. It’s an interesting list — some obvious, some not so much.
What do you agree with, and what would you add?
Here’s the list (reprinted from Wellesley Magazine):
- Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, by August Wilson.
- Hamlet, by William Shakespeare.
- Topdog/Underdog, by Suzan-Lori Parks.
- Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, by Rajiv Joseph.
- Our Town, by Thornton Wilder.
- A Long Day’s Journey Into Night, by Eugene O’Neill.
- Blood Wedding, by Federico Garcia Lorca.
- The Clearing, by Helen Edmundson.
- Medea, by Euripides, Robinson Jeffers’ version.
And a bonus selection, from Professor Hussey:
Sonia Flew, by Melinda Lopez.
I’ve never seen Blood Wedding and never heard of The Clearing. I hope to see Bengal Tiger when I’m in New York in a couple of weeks. And I’ve read Sonia Flew (for a national play-writing contest a couple of years ago). It’s terrific.
I’d have to add Angels in America to the list. What about you?