Laura Eason’s Sex with Strangers is a booty call with brains. Funny, sexy and insightful, Sex with Strangers is a play about hooking up—and the often messy consequences when the afterglow fades—that hooks you with its unpredictable approach to the mind games lovers play, as well as the issues of privacy and identity in the […]
There’s the buzz of excitement and immediacy on the Tivoli Theatre stage. The In Series Pocket Opera’s artistic director and founder, Carla Hübner, tells us that almost 100 years have passed since the first staging in Madrid, Spain, of Manuel de Falla’s rarely performed one-act gem, La vida breve/The Brief Life, on November 14, 1914.
In a striving-to-be-perfect Latino jazz band rehearsal, guitarists Brianna (Carol Spring), Tim (Jerry Daniel) and Alex (Miguel Amaguaña) strum furiously and sound terrible. Brianna and Tim gang up on Alex, telling him he needs to switch to drums for the group’s survival. “We need rhythm– something to keep us together,” Brianna says.
At the Lincoln Theater last Thursday, Tim and Eric came on stage wafting incense burners, chanting in prayer, “Praise Hosanna, Praise Rang, Praise Hosanna, Praise Rang.” They took the pulpit as Skott and Behr, two talk show ministers who cast stones at the other’s failings while preaching far from the fold of any organized religion. […]
Fine dining has a principle that can be paraphrased like this: “If your restaurant serves a simple, homestyle meal with only a few elements on the plate, each of those elements has to be perfect to create an elevated experience.” When those simple elements aren’t perfect, they often create a serviceable meal, but not one […]