I'm reviewing another show for next week's issue of CityBeat, but on a few nights ago I saw the final rehearsal of New Edgecliff Theatre's staging of Peter Shaffer's Equus. This is one you'll want to catch, and since this is the opening weekend, now's the time to do so — once this is reviewed by others and the buzz gets going, it will be hard to get tickets for the tiny Columbia Performance Center (3900 Eastern Ave., Columbia-Tusculum).
The play dates back to 1973, but it feels as immediate and real as one that's just been written. It's a gut-wrenching tale of a psychologist who's going through something of an existential crisis himself when he's asked to take on the strange case of a boy who has blinded a stable full of horses.
(Read Rick Pender's previewof the play here.)