By the principle that history, the human condition, and art itself are some of the deepest subjects addressed in the arts, it stands to reason that a work about a historical figure with significant artistic shrewdness is as high-risk-high-reward as theatre gets. Creating and executing such a work is a matter of provocation and sustenance. Or, in other words, of fire and air.
Fire and Air
Classic Stage Company continues its 2017-2018 Off-Broadway season with Fire and Air, a new play by Terrence McNally, directed by John Doyle.
(Photos by Joan Marcus)
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Terrence McNally's new play explores the rich history of the Ballets Russes, Sergei Diaghilev's revolutionary ballet company, and the tempestuous relationship between Diaghilev and his lover-star dancer Vaslav Nijinsky.