The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures
Written by Tony Kushner
Directed by Michael Greif
The Public Theater, New York
BY ITS VERY TITLE—The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures—we know that Tony Kushner, wunderkind extraordinaire, is presenting a play dense with ideas and extravagant language. Kushner does not shy away from these charges, which have also been applied to his outsize masterpiece Angels in America. Indeed, not only is the title specifically Shavian—a reference to the Irish playwright’s essay “The Intelligent Woman’s Guide to Socialism and Capitalism”—but it announces that it will be dealing with “issues” à la Ibsen when he took on class privilege or women’s rights.