T Bone N Weasel

by SOPHIE KERMAN There is a thin line between satire and mockery, and when it comes to racial or regional stereotypes, that line can get uncomfortably thin. T Bone N Weasel, an “underdog comedy” that tries to tackle issues such as racism and social class through the voyage of two ex-cons in South Carolina, steps a…

Cat’s Paw

by SOPHIE KERMAN and ANNA ROSENSWEIG Theatre Pro Rata made an interesting choice by producing Cat’s Paw, a play about domestic eco-terrorism, in the midst of our nation-wide remembrances on the tenth anniversary of September 11, 2001. The play, updated in 2010 by playwright William Mastrosimone from the 1985 original, turns out to be quite…