Sidney Harman, businessman, author, philanthropist, has died. Sidney Harman, an extraordinarily successful businessman whose generosity contributed to the performing arts in Washington, died April 12 at the age of ninety-two. He suffered from acute myeloid leukemia.
Archives for April 14, 2011
“We sometimes think of actors as men who put on a character, and duplicate whatever gestures and mannerisms the playwright describes or implies. But this isn’t true at all; the best actors are at every moment themselves on stage – it’s just that “themselves” have become the characters. The men in this section have dedicated […]
Washington boasts so much music-theatre these days that it’s not surprising the conversation has returned about what is opera, what is a musical, and what is music-theatre. People bring their prejudices, often based on limited experiences, to the conversation, and want to stake out their positions. But now, more than ever, these divisions seem artificial […]
The American Century Theater’s (TACT’s) current production of Stage Door at Arlington’s Gunston Theatre Two is a bit of a mess. Or at least it was last Saturday evening. That said, it’s frequently interesting, often amusing, and—albeit quite briefly—surprisingly sad.
Venezuelan playwright Gustavo Ott confronts us with close encounters of the domestic-violent kind. Divorcees, Evangelists and Vegetarians (Divorciadas, evangelicas y vegetarianas), an accessible play both tragic and hysterically funny, is about three needy women at the existential brink of self-destruction or complete madness. It exposes what women often hide from public view – the debilitating reality […]