Archives for February 17, 2011

24, 7, 365

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 […]

New musical from In the Heights playwright heads up Arena Stage’s next season

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 […]

The Weir

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 […]

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