The President’s New Clothes by Leslie Weisman A timely political take on Hans Christian Andersen’s timeless tale of the clueless monarch, “The President’s New Clothes” has been updated for the fourth time since its inception at the height of the Watergate scandal.
Archives for July 13, 2008
Dizzy Miss Lizzie’s Roadside Revue — The Orestia Reviewed by Steven McKnight To see Dizzy Miss Lizzie’s Roadside Review, get there early to have a drink, find a good seat (the shows are selling out), and generally enjoy the whole DMLRR experience.
Good Enough for Government Work Reviewed by Tim Treanor Mean-spirited, stupid and staggeringly unfunny, Good Enough for Government Work is not good enough for anyone.
The Woman Who Cooked Her Husband by Miranda Hall Everything starts with bang. Marriages. Affairs. Divorces. Dinner parties. Plays. How everything ends, however, and what follows the jump-start, is less than thrilling.
Iconicity Anthony Sanford Jr. Iconicity is the most enjoyable trip through history through photography one could ever hope to experience.
Revolutionary! Isadora Duncan’s Words, Music, Dance by Miranda Hall If a Virginia Woolf novel enrolled in a beginner’s dance class, it might resemble this Word Dance Theater’s production. Stepping into the cedar-soaked Forum of the Shakespeare Theatre’s Harman Center, one enters a sanctuary of sylphs in silk
On the Sly Reviewed by Steven McKnight This is an amusing play that provides an interesting twist on the story of The Taming of the Shrew. If you enjoy classic farce, On the Sly is a charming and polished little jewel.
Coriolanus Reviewed by Steven McKnight Coriolanus is one of the more difficult Shakespeare plays due to its static plot and an unlikeable protagonist. While the Rude Mechanicals don’t entirely work it out, their streamlined modern production is competent and entertaining.
Abe Lincoln: A One Man Show Reviewed by Tim Treanor It seems difficult to believe, given the rolling thunder of his prose, but Abe Lincoln was not a particularly good speaker.