Margarethe von Trotta’s “Hannah Arendt” confines itself to the period in the early 1960s, when the German-born thinker covered the trial of Nazi chief Adolf Eichmann for the New Yorker magazine and weathered the firestorm that followed.
Lillian Hellman ’s “The Little Foxes,” is meant to be a realistic drama about New Orleans 1900, the passing of the Old South and the infighting among the Hubbards. They are the biblical little foxes who spoil the vines.
An actor needs a great role to show what he or she is really made of. Keira Knightley earns her acting chops with an impressive performance in the lesbian- themed drama “The Children’s Hour” in London.
In Rinne Groff’s new drama “Compulsion,” at California’s Berkeley Repertory Theatre , a World War II reporter who witnessed the liberation of the camps has returned to New York to make his name as a serious writer.
After a Broadway season in which one play out of 25 was written by a woman (Emma Rice, adapting Noel Coward ’s “Brief Encounter”), accomplished females in theater convened on a New York stage last night for honors of their own devising, the second annual “ Lilly Awards .”