Corteo, by Cirque du Soleil Reviewed by Tim Treanor Let’s get some things clear at the outset. There is nothing in the world like Cirque du Soleil. Watching Cirque, you will see men and women do things you thought were beyond human capability.
Archives for October 2006
Love and Rockets By Fiona Zublin Orange Flower Water – Didactic Theatre At Sunday’s performance of Orange Flower Water, two women behind me were arguing the merits of a black box space. One loved its possibilities, its blank slate qualities-the other was annoyed by its limitations of space. Didactic Theatre Company uses their black […]
I don’t like bugs. Not even a little bit. The good news is The Insect Play has little to do with bugs and more to do with those things that drive us as humans – the desire for sex, the desire to own things and the desire to be a part of something larger than ourselves. We humans, […]
Crestfall – Studio Theatre By: Debbie M. Jackson Crestfall, currently playing at Studio Theatre’s Secondstage, written by brazen young Irish playwright Mark O’Rowe fulfills the historical legacy of rock solid story telling, cut with a piercingly modern and urban edge. The individual stories are told by three highly accomplished actresses monologue style with no interaction among them, […]
Never The Sinner is Not Yet There By: Fiona Zublin Never The Sinner – Actor’s Theater Of Washington In 1924, two teenagers, Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, committed murder for no reason. They were intelligent-both had IQs placing them well above “genius”-and bored, and rich. They have fascinated the world ever since, and make […]
Watching 1984 at the Playbill was like double-warped time travel. My vivid flashbacks of how far into the future that date seemed as a kid in the 1960’s, collided with the present reality of how long ago it was, only to be smacked with the parallels between the Big Brother totalitarian state and U.S.A. in […]
Award-winning play on Hurricane Katrina Hattiesburg High students will travel to Washington, D.C., to present a performance of “The Katrina Project: Hell and High Water,” an emotional journey into the hearts and souls of Hurricane Katrina’s survivors, at the historic Lincoln Theater.
The Bluest Eye – The Hottest Ticket Toni Morrison’s “The Bluest Eye” – Theater Alliance By: Debbie Minter Jackson Developed in Chicago and on its way to New York City, The Bluest Eye is having its East Coast premiere at Theater Alliance amidst plenty of advanced press and serious buzz, all well deserved, by the way.
How to Fill a Wild Bikini Produced by Teatro de la Luna by Rosalind Lacy With a play entitled How To Fill a Wild Bikini, I confess I sat down expecting a bedroom farce. But I came away emotionally moved by something far more profound, thanks to a wonderful actress from Uruguay- Graciela Rodriguez. Miguel […]
This from our friend, publicist Tim Swope: As a friend and supporter of the Folger Shakespeare Library and Folger Theatre, we wanted you to be among the first to know that a small fire broke out in the theater on Saturday morning. It was quickly discovered and safely contained and extinguished by Folger staff and […]
RAVES FOR THE FISH BUT WHY WAS THE FISH TANK HALF EMPTY? by Joel Markowitz Girl in a Goldfish Bowl, Woyzak and Tintypes I have a bone to pick with all you theatre goers in this area, for it’s hard to scale down my intense disappointment that a beautifully written Canadian play that worked so […]
The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, by Bertold Brecht Produced by Catalyst Theater Company Reviewed by Tim Treanor For Bertold Brecht, theater was always a sort of sermonette disguised as a circus act. When he was at his most speculative and general – Threepenny Opera comes to mind – his plays were like the planet […]