What will it take to make us happy? And why are we confused by the letdown when the dream we wished for on the silvery moon comes true? The two couples in Jennifer L. Nelson’s sweetly woven and funny 24, 7, 365 at the Atlas Performing Arts Center grapple with those questions in a way that’s refreshingly light and fun. [Read more...]
Like Water for Chocolate, a musical adaption of the best-selling Laura Esquivel novel by In the Heights author Quiara Alegria Hudes, in what is being billed as the pre-Broadway run, will lead off Arena Stage’s 2011-2012 season, Artistic Director Molly Smith announced yesterday.
The world premiere, which will feature music and lyrics by Paul Cohen and Academy Award nominee Lilia Downs, will run from September 9 to November 20, 2011 and be the first production in Arena’s scheduled eleven-play 2011-2012 season. [Read more...]
The Keegan Theatre’s new production of The Weir grabs you from the start, almost before you know it. Bright yet dark, simple yet complex, emotional yet cerebral, Irish playwright Conor McPherson’s beautifully sculpted miniature masterpiece explores, with a deceptively light touch, the darker recesses of the human heart which, as Blaise Pascal observed, knows things that the mind cannot comprehend. [Read more...]