(Alexis Soloski’s article appeared in The New York Times, 2/12; via Pam Green)
The work of the playwright Sheila Callaghan is not exactly ready-to-wear. Her plots don’t progress along expected lines; her characters don’t stick to a single style. There’s a lot of color and a lot of pattern and some pretty crazy layering.
Her volatile new play, “Everything You Touch,” a co-production of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, True Love Productions and the Theater @ Boston Court, hurtles between the mid-1970s and the present, from a skinny and self-destructive couturier named Victor (Christian Coulson) to a fashion-allergic, burrito-obsessed tech goddess named Jess (Miriam Silverman). Her idea of chic: “a sweater or whatever, something that doesn’t make me look like a total pig.”