Archives for February 7, 2017

Rinde Eckert performs RIN: Tales from the Life of a Troubador at The Kennedy Center (review)

To the degree that a creative artist can draw you into his world and make you follow him regardless, to merge with his very humanity, that is the measure of his worth. By this measurement, Rinde Eckert is pure gold.

Studio Theatre’s new comedy, I Wanna Fucking Tear You Apart (review)

Like a fantasy disco, I Wanna Fucking Tear You Apart opens all glitz and glamour. Yet, it isn’t as frivolous as it would want you to believe watching Sam (Nicole Spiezio) and Leo (Tommy Heleringer) strut the stage in outrageous gold and black attire fit for a burlesque-like-ball. Day-to-day life for Team Fat-Gay, as they like […]

Yo También Hablo de La Rosa/I Too Speak of the Rose at GALA (review)

The set places us in a blighted area outside Mexico City in the 1960s. A cyclorama displays a skyline of city buildings. Railroad tracks emerge from upstage center. Dingy walls splotched with dirt-brown stain enclose the stage area. We are in the part of town where garbage is dumped.

Suzan-Lori Parks’ Fucking A at Iron Crow (review)

Playwright Suzan-Lori Parks is known for her outlandish imagination, creative use of language and boldly askew look at America’s past and history. Her mythic riff on Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, cheekily titled Fucking A, is no exception.

Trevor at 1st Stage (review)

It’s not easy being a famous child actor struggling to stay in show business after passing puberty.  It’s even more difficult when that actor is a chimpanzee, Nick Jones imagines in his witty comedy Trevor, now playing at 1st Stage.

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