From a Swiss orphan and her new playmate, to a young Jewish boy on the verge of becoming a man, to a pitter-pattering Lord Chancellor, to a slow-competing, high-tenor singing barber,
Archives for April 22, 2009
The Rise and Fall of Annie Hall
Henry Blume (Josh Lefkowitz) worships at the altar of Woody Allen, eats anti-anxiety drugs (without effect), writes about paranoia and anti-Semitism to an audience of zero, and lives off the largesse of his furniture-selling parents. He is about to blunder into the funniest play I have seen in DC this year,
What starts out as an ugly case of insomnia caused by Lewis’s personal and marital stress, professional challenges, and cross-road decisions gets even tougher when spirits of four generations of his ancestry come a’calling for reckoning and reflection. And you thought you had a rough night.
For kids who are unlikely to sit through 280 pages of the 19th century book by Johanna Spyri, Imagination Stage’s new musical adaptation of Heidi is an excellent alternative.
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