A night off. No kids, no responsibilities. Just a husband and wife, Chinese takeout, and a bottle of wine. This rare “just the two of us” evening proves to be a dark night of the soul in Michael Weller’s taut Fifty Words, a piercing examination of how in the hell any relationship survives, much less […]
Archives for January 23, 2012
Olney Theatre Center, which operates on a calendar year season, having just ended its 2011 season last weekend with the highly successful Sound of Music, thanks to several extensions, has just announced its 2012 season.
The Apollonian and the Dionysian co-exist more or less peaceably in the body of 26-year-old Chicago actor Patrick Andrews, who plays the pliant assistant Ken to Washington favorite Ed Gero as the bellicose and brilliant modern artist Mark Rothko in a much-anticipated run of Red. The co-production between Chicago’s Goodman Theatre and Washington’s Arena Stage has Robert Falls […]
The battle has begun. I’ve been reading followup columns from the critics of the New York Times and other prominent commentators admitting that some of their nitpicking reviews of the current revival of Porgy and Bess are not consistent with the reaction they have been receiving from their readers.