Heritage Theatre Festival’s production stars Richard Warner and Judith Reagan, who are married offstage, and bring authentic chemistry to the contemporary script. Photo by Michael Bailey

ARTS Pick: Chapatti

Two lonely elders bonding over their love of pets—Dan owns a dog and Betty has 19 cats—might seem like a bummer of a story at first glance, but in the hands of Irish playwright Christian O’Reilly, Chapatti unfolds as a powerfully sublime ode to human companionship. Heritage Theatre Festival’s production stars Richard Warner and Judith […]

Matt Curreri loves writing songs—whether he’s contemplating brothers going through life together or becoming a dad, there’s always some music bouncing around in his head, waiting to emerge into the aural world. Photo by Martyn Kyle

ARTS Pick: Matt Curreri

Matt Curreri loves writing songs—whether he’s contemplating brothers going through life together or becoming a dad, there’s always some music bouncing around in his head, waiting to emerge into the aural world. And while he’s departed a bit from the clever pop tunes that garnered acclaim from the New Yorker and NPR, among others, Curreri’s […]

Baby Driver stars Ansel Elgort as a getaway driver whose heart is not in the robbery game. Courtesy of Paramount Pictures

Baby Driver is a sweet, action-packed ride

Edgar Wright is best known as the master of comedic tributes to genre films that never stoop to parody due to his genuine affection for the source material. He is not the only director to self-consciously employ techniques and tropes from older films, but he is the best at balancing his modernist sensibilities with a […]