Fiona Zublin

The agony of defeat the focus of ‘The Persians’

You’ve never heard of “The Persians.” They don’t teach it in theater history, at least not at GW. But it is, according to the Shakespeare Theater, the oldest surviving play in Western literature. You might remember the situation from middle school ancient history: Athens, under attack by the vast Persian Empire, is emptied. Athenians take […]

WEB EXTRA: Theatre Review: “The Rainmaker”

Some plays have stuck around because of their quality and continued relevance. And then there is Arena Stage’s The Rainmaker. The Rainmaker is dated in the worst way: it presents a central situation so old fashioned it seems absurd. Here’s the deal: The Currys live on a ranch somewhere in the western United States during […]