Place: Berlin, Germany; a small cabaret theatre. Time: between the two World Wars. The democratic Weimar Republic has been established in the wake of Germany’s humiliating defeat. But the Allies’ punitive reparations have left the economy in shambles, the people depressed, resentful, quick with a bitter quip, in desperate need of escape.
Archives for April 7, 2009
U.S. Supreme Court Justices Ginsburg, Breyer, Alito lead Illyrian Court in Groundbreaking Decision The Supreme Court of Illyria last night, by a 6-1 vote, struck down a $10 million damage award which a lower court had given to Malvolio, Twelfth Night’s officious Chief of Protocol, against his employer, Lady Olivia, for false imprisonment, intentional infliction […]
Playwright Robert O’Hara’s Insurrection: Holding History was one of the most intriguing and provocative shows we saw last year. Can Woolly Mammoth’s production of his new work, Antebellum, hold a candle to it? A candle? My God! It can hold the whole burning city of Atlanta to it!
The idea of using the Civil War as a backdrop for a musical is not as far-fetched as it originally seems. After a visceral gut response of “Huh?” comes a more open-minded, “Why not?” which may have been the creative stages of writers Frank Wildhorn, Gregory Boyd and Jack Murphy to create, design and orchestrate […]