Stage and Comedy

“Company” tells the tale of Robert, an unmarried 35 year old in New York City who is grappling with his bachelorhood on his birthday. His tale of woe is told in vignettes populated with his coupled friends, in various stages of love and divorce, as Robert, or Bobbie to his friends, slowly becomes desperate for the emotional connection society tells him is the destiny of all citizens

At its best, Vintage’s incarnation of “August: Osage County” is the perfect example of why local theater should never shy away from a challenging show. It can make the audience erupt in laughter one moment and then squirm in their seats the next as this family, so full of anger and pain, communicates almost exclusively through sharp-as-knife barbs and physical violence

Instead of a traditional joke-filled monologue, Jimmy Fallon opened his show with an emotional condemnation of the attack that left a woman dead and President Donald Trump’s failure to immediately denounce the white supremacist groups that organized the rally. Fallon says his “Tonight Show” isn’t political, but it’s his “responsibility to stand up against intolerance and extremism as a human being.”

“It’s only right that artists working in this medium respond to this moment,” said Holmes, a black woman, who added that artists of color often are from marginalized communities. “I didn’t know anything else. Being black in the U.S. is constantly resisting. There are always these big and small ways that we are dealing with some kind of resistance.”