“Shamelessly co-dependent is what we like to say.” So Patti Kalil, co-artistic director, describes Pointless Theatre. She is sitting beside a brightly painted backdrop before rehearsal for the company’s next show, Sleeping Beauty: A Puppet Ballet – which has since opened and runs until May 3rd at the Mead Theatre Lab at Flashpoint. She is […]
Some phone calls you never forget. For Alan Muraoka, it was a call he took this winter from Olney Theatre’s artistic director Jason Loewith, who was interviewing him for the chance to direct Once on This Island, which has long-been a favorite musical of Muraoka’s. When he hung up the phone after the interview, one […]
Twelve Angry Men it is not. In that serious courtroom drama from the 1950s, twelve – yes, angry – sequestered jurors debate in real time the guilt or innocence of a man suspected of homocide. In Elevator Repair Service’s Arguendo, running at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company through April 27, five actors portray lawyers, court clerks, […]
Jack Marshall on producing the primal scream of the 50s and more works from the great American century
There are a lot of theaters in and around this city. Many have identities and missions that overlap, or that may even be seen as indistinguishable from one another. The American Century Theater (TACT) is not one of those theaters. Its mission is crystal clear. It does American plays written in the 20th century. If […]
We had our invited dress rehearsal of Part 2 last Sunday. For those of you who don’t know, putting on a repertory is a long and complicated process. First, you have to have a tech period and dress rehearsal of one show – we did that with Part 1 two weeks ago. Then you tech and build up to the dress rehearsal for Part 2. Now we go back to previews of Part 1, and we’ll open that show on April 15. That will run for three nights as we work out the kinks and then open Part 2 on April 18. Confused? So am I. I just show up and hit my mark. It’s one of the good things about being an actor.
At the age of 7, Richard Thomas made his Broadway debut playing the son of Franklin Delano Roosevelt in Sunrise at Campobello. Now, 56 years later, the veteran actor will be starring as a POTUS of his own, playing Jimmy Carter in Arena Stage’s world premiere of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Lawrence Wright’s Camp David.