The short story, The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, which captures a woman’s slow descent into utter powerlessness and madness, has been sending shivers down readers’ spines for over a century. The woman, only identified as “Wife,” is sequestered in a bedroom by her husband to help her “rest and recover” after childbirth, but […]
It takes a lot of imagination and defiant boldness to take on Roald Dahl’s The BFG, (Big Friendly Giant). The tale goes into dark scary places generally not depicted in family theater and can be brightened only so much. The idea of a little girl still in her “jammy jams” being snatched screaming out of […]
Constellation Stage captures the multilayered stories from The Love of the Nightingale with full regalia and mythical epic bearing in the intimate Source space. With the staging so beautifully rendered, it almost seems like an optical illusion of more square footage than what is actually there. Entering the stage flanked by lofty golden panels, you […]
Underneath the Lintel is a deceivingly simple story of a librarian tracking down the patron who borrowed and returned a long overdue book which transitions into an unanticipated life journey. Paul Morella, date stamp hanging around his neck like a trophy or cherished medal of honor, is an absolute marvel as the lowly clerk.
In true August Wilson form, each character in Two Trains Running has a distinct style, function and purpose. Set in 1969, the characters frequent a run-down diner, that might actually offer half its menu on a good day. The rest of the time, the characters gather to get news, coffee, socialize and peer out the […]
Some artists you can trust to bring their artistry to new heights, and that no matter what they do, it will be an electrifying and exuberant experience. Marc Bamuthi Joseph is one of those artists. Featured as part The Kennedy Center’s Collaboration with the Hi-ARTS/Hip-Hop Theater Festival, Joseph’s red, black & GREEN: a blues serves up […]