Wicked Local: Commonwealth Shakespeare Company interprets two of Caryl Churchill’s one-act plays

Mark Twain, who said that a “classic” is a book that everyone wants to have read but no one wants to read, might have a similar observation about the plays of Caryl Churchill: Everyone admires her work, but so few people want to stage her plays. Bryn Boice is doing something about that. “I’ve always found her work to be fascinating,” says Boice, who’s directing two Churchill one-acts for Commonwealth Shakespeare Company. “As I was reading these short plays, I was wondering, ‘Why don’t they get produced more often?’ They’re packed with wonderful language and insight. They’re incredibly creative, because she doesn’t put rules on herself.”

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