Sunday, November 19, 2017


I just got back from seeing Howard L. Craft's Freight: The Five Incarnations of Abel Green at the Castillo Theatre.

The production, directed by Joseph Megel and starring J. Alphonse Nicholson, was previously in New York at HERE Arts Center. In my opinion, it was one of the best plays of 2015.

Unfortunately, this is the last day of the show's run at the Castillo, where it was produced by the New Federal Theatre. If you missed it, perhaps the play will be back in the future. It certainly deserves to be. This one-man drama, which shows the same character in different incarnations from the 1910s to the 2010s, should have another incarnation of its own.

Megel will be directing a different one of Craft's plays, Miraculous and Mundane, coming up at ManBites Dog Theater in Durham this January. Will that play also have a New York run? We'll have to wait and see!