Juliet Wittman is an investigative reporter and critic with a passion for theater, literature, social justice and food. She has reviewed theater for Westword for over a decade; for many years she also reviewed memoirs for the Washington Post. She has won several journalism awards and published essays and short stories in literary magazines. Her novel, Stocker's Kitchen, is currently being shopped to editors.
1 day ago | Theater
Chinglish, a play about an American businessman struggling to win a commission in China, has good intentions. So does this Aurora Fox production. But sadly, the show isn't very good.
2 days ago | Theater
Disenchanted, which satirizes the cultural assumptions, historical distortions and masculine obtuseness behind the perfect Disney princess image in a series of tuneful, lively and often very funny songs, is a delightful way to spend an even...
6 days ago | Theater
An Act of God. In this ninety-minute script by David Javerbaum, winner of multiple Emmys for his work on The Daily Show, God explains that he’s “a jealous, petty, sexist, racist, mass-murdering narcissist” — something we could have guessed s...
9 days ago | Theater
Take the Edwardians’ morbid fascination with death, murder and the macabre early in the twentieth century, then add black humor, some woman-to-woman celebration, a bit of mockery and touches of real sorrow, and you have The Drowning Girls, a regio...
16 days ago | Theater
Nick Payne's Constellations, now in its Denver premiere at Curious Theatre Company, got raves in New York — but we're having trouble getting beyond the fake British accents.
23 days ago | Theater
Douglas Carter Beane’s The Nance, now seeing its regional premiere at Edge Theater, is a play about burlesque in 1930s New York; it’s a fascinating slice of history, and an equally fascinating character study.