The Kennedy Center today announced an ambitious sixteen-production schedule which will feature the return of Ireland’s Druid Theatre, a festival of new Nordic plays, and six touring productions including the breakout Broadway hits War Horse and The Book of Mormon.
Archives for March 7, 2012
Washington National Opera to offer six productions in 2012-2013
Donizetti. Mozart. Humperdinck. Puccini. Bellini. And Kern. The Washington National Opera’s 2012 – 2013 season will certainly give due reverence to the great composers of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. But next year’s slate of productions will include a more recent piece, too.
Week 4: we find O’Neill within the lines, the actors get comfortable, and we begin to see the contours of the scenes
To perform Eugene O’Neill, an actor has to be ruthlessly honest—with themself as much as with the play. It can be a tricky thing to sculpt for a director, and for the actor, it can exact a terrible toll. I once directed José Ferrer, the great actor and matinee idol, famous in the 1940s, ’50s […]
It would take an ambitious, forward-thinking theatre to capture British playwright Roy Williams’ unique blend of kitchen-sink drama and urban patois. Fortunately for all of us, the play found its way to Studio Theatre, whose sharp, well-realized production of Sucker Punch is another impressive production in an already-strong season.
Theater of the First Amendment closes
Theater of the First Amendment, which for 22 years has been the professional theatre-in-residence at George Mason University, announced yesterday that it will no longer be producing. Instead, the creative staff will join in expanding the university’s Theater at Mason, which includes training and mentoring students, master classes, guest artist appearances and a new artist […]