The Bridge of Bodies Written and performed by Kathleen Gonzales Directed by Patrick Crowley Produced by the Mead Theatre Lab at Flashpoint Reviewed by Rosalind Lacy Sounds of breaking waves and a projected image of surf washing on shore place us in a paradise of calm. A faint echo of voodoo drums sets us […]
Archives for May 2008
Theater J’s David Closing Early
For everyone planning to see David in Shadow and Light, the production will close after the 7:30 pm performance on June 15th, a week earlier than originally announced, Theater J informed patrons today. Discounts are available: $10 off this Sunday, June 1. (use code ‘David10’ when ordering); Wed, June 11 at noon, the ticket is $15. If […]
The Visit Book by Terrence McNally, based on the play by Friedrich Dürrenmatt (adapted by Maurice Valency) Music by John Kander . Lyrics by Fred Ebb Produced by Signature Theatre Reviewed by Gary McMillan Signature’s The Visit is compulsory attendance for musical theatre fans. While the score is quite uneven (sometimes disconcertingly harkening back to […]
Bill Irwin, Clown Prince
Appearing now in The Happiness Lecture for the Philadelphia Theatre Company Part of our look at Philadelphia’s spring season Interviewed by Joel Markowitz Unhappiness can strike anywhere. Anytime. For Bill Irwin, it struck in London. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf was a hit. The cast was happy. The money was good. And Bill, playing his Tony Award winning role […]
Cathy Simpson appearing in Eurydice at The Wilma Theater Part of our look at Philadelphia’s spring season Interviewed by Joel Markowitz DC theatre-goers remember her powerful Helen Hayes Award nominated performances: for Ntozake Shange’s Spell #7
A Conversation with Mark Shugoll President of Shugoll Research and Arena Board Chair Is Just a Fan at Heart.
The Internationalist By Anne Washburn Directed by Kirk Jackson Produced by Studio Theatre Reviewed by Steven McKnight Sometimes I go to the theatre for a play that I hope will make me think, while other times I am looking for a good laugh. Studio Theatre’s production of The Internationalist is a rare treat, a comedy […]
Luisa Fernanda A Spanish Zarzuela (light opera) in Three Acts Music by Federico Moreno Torroba . Libretto by Federico Romero and Guillermo Fernandez Shaw Directed by José Sacin Produced by Zarzuela Di Si in collaboration with the Mexican Cultural Institute Reviewed by Rosalind Lacy Opening night at the Mexican Cultural Institute buzzed with excitement and anticipation. […]
An Inside Look at Carmen with Paata Tsikurishvili, Irina Tsikurishvili and Philip Fletcher Interviewed by Joel Markowitz After sweeping this year’s Helen Hayes Awards, there is great anticipation for Synetic Theater’s upcoming production of Carmen at the Kennedy Center.
David in Shadow and Light
David in Shadow and Light Libretto by Yehuda Hyman . Music by Daniel Hoffman Musical Direction by George Fulginiti-Shakar Choreography by Peter DiMuro and Shula Strassfeld of Liz Lerman Dance Exchange Directed by Nick Olcott Produced by Theater J Reviewed by Steven McKnight The idea behind David in Shadow and Light, updating the story of the […]
A Few Good Men
A Few Good Men By Aaron Sorkin Directed by Zina T. Bleck Produced by Zemfira Stage Reviewed by Steven McKnight A Few Good Men is one of the more successful contemporary courtroom dramas and Zemfira Stage’s production fully realizes the dramatic potential of the script.
The Oresteia Written by Aeschylus; Translated by Robert Fagles Adapted and Directed by Allison Arkell Stockman Produced by Constellation Theatre Company Reviewed by Debbie Minter Jackson They did it again. Constellation Theater, just finishing its first season yet already establishing a track record of stunning productions, has added a spectacular rendering of Greek tragedy […]