Play review: ‘Everything Is Illuminated’

The Huffington Post, March 1, 2013 — Jonathan Safran Foer brilliantly twisted the English language into delightfully strange sentences in his 2002 debut novel Everything Is Illuminated, spouting much of his story through the comically garbled voice of a Ukrainian translator named Alex who sounds like he’s swallowed a thesaurus… Read my review at the Huffington Post.… Continue reading Play review: ‘Everything Is Illuminated’

Play review: ‘The Adding Machine’

This review by Robert Loerzel originally appeared in Pioneer Press on February 8, 2007. Evanston’s Next Theatre took on a daunting task when it decided to turn Elmer Rice’s 1923 expressionist play “The Adding Machine” into a musical. After Sunday’s opening performance, it’s hard to imagine “The Adding Machine” without the music. Elmer’s play was… Continue reading Play review: ‘The Adding Machine’