Telling the truth – then and now. An interview with the author of Equivocation Equivocation, opening next Monday at Arena Stage, is an unusual play and its author is an unusual playwright. In the play, Robert Cecil, spymaster to King James I, commissions William Shakespeare – here known familiarly as “Shag” – to write a […]
Archives for November 23, 2011
The earlier and earlier onset of the holiday season, marked by 24-7 Christmas radio and Santa greeting you at CVS in early November, is enough to drive a sane person underground until December 26th. However, despite the onerous onset of “Christmas Creep”, the yearly retelling of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol somehow never goes out of […]
The Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Connecticut is to be commended for unearthing City of Angels, a 1989 hit Broadway musical that is rarely done. It’s a very different sort of musical, with a jazzy score by Cy Coleman who has said: “I wanted to present real jazz as opposed to pastiche or the […]
For many young men in our favorite dramas, self-discovery means finding a way out from under the shadow of the father. But when strong, silent Dad shifts from the shadows to center stage, we get to climb the branches of the family tree that are less frequently grasped.