The best play of the Contemporary American Theater Festival 2009 is about your marriage – and mine, and every marriage, young or old, gay or straight, where the partners have, for better or worse, given their souls to each other for safekeeping.
Archives for July 17, 2009
To Ray (Anderson Matthews), the Yankee Tavern is a place where everybody knows your name — and your Social Security number, the names of your sex partners, and your precise DNA sequencing, thanks to tiny devices that “they” set up,
Lincoln and God
Debbie rates it: Considering the “All Things Lincoln” ubiquitous themes and celebrations in the city all year marking his bicentennial (1809-2009), and the re-opening of the Ford’s Theatre Museum, this production fits right in.
Herbie: Poet of the Wild West
David rates it: Benevolent ruler is murdered by unscrupulous brother, who then marries his widow. Newly returned son of said murdered king is made aware of this by his father’s ghost,
Revolutionary! Isadora Duncan
Debbie rates it: Isadora is an absolute wonder to behold. From the excellent narrator who tells of her captivating spell on the world, to the three nymph-like dancers who exemplify her style of simple naturalism in movement,
Sex, Dreams and Self Control
Steven rates it: While the publicity for Sex, Dreams and Self Control seems to promote a loud, wild show, what’s interesting about Kevin Thornton’s memoir of sexual self-discovery is how poignant and even gentle the show is.
The A Cappella Party
Josh rates this: I should probably disclaim this post: I sang in an a cappella group in college. This means that there is a special place in my heart for the musical genre. So, when I saw The A Cappella Party on the list of Fringe shows, I was downright thrilled.
Marcia rates it: Debra Ehrhardt grew up in Jamaica with the single minded plan to live in America, where, she believed, “if you dream it, you can achieve it.” Her path to that end, which for most of her young life seemed completely impossible,
Captain Drew on Leave
When done well, Edwardian parlor comedies have a way of drawing you into a world of witty repartee and verbal gyrations, even innocent subterfuge wrapped in social grace, honor and respect – characteristics generally lacking in today’s frontal and verbal assaulting society.
Cabaret Carousel – This Joint Was Jumpin’!
Sometimes, you are sitting in the theatre and magic happens, and Wednesday night at Cabaret Carousel at Source: Blues and Ballads there was magic to spare. I thought I was in musical heaven! From the toe- tapping, finger-snapping opening
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