In Depth: At Humana Festival, the Play's the Thing
When you go to the theatre to see a production of a classic, think Shakespeare or even A Christmas Carol, your focus is probably on the actors. Or the director. Or the costumes and set design.That’s because those stories are well known and part of the reason people see familiar plays is to see how an old story is being retold. But that’s not how it works at the Humana Festival of New American Plays.The 35th edition of the festival opens at Actors Theatre this week. At the Humana Festival, all the stories and characters are new, and the focus is on the playwrights.