Let’s face it, on entering the New York Theatre Workshop to see Dennis O’Hare’s adaptation of Homer’s Iliad, I was unprepared. All I remembered of my long ago quick read of a summary of the original was that it was an epic poem about the Trojan War. I had trouble remembering whether it was Athena […]
Archives for March 23, 2012
A noted Hungarian theatre critic examines the nature of criticism
As Hungarian theatre artists are under siege, a leading critic speaks out A week ago, Andrea Tompa, President of the Hungarian Theatre Critics Association, came to Baltimore’s Center Stage to speak about the political pressures being placed on artists and writers in contemporary Hungary. Titled ‘The Dismantling of Hungarian Theatre’, this was the first event […]
Source Festival reveals its 2012 programming
This year’s Source Festival will feature 24 new works, several by area playwrights under the direction of such well-known directors as Jennifer Nelson, Factor 449 Artistic Director Rick Hammerley, and Adding Machine co-librettist Jason Loewith, the Festival’s leadership announced yesterday. A new full-length play by veteran Washington playwright Norm Allen will head up this year’s festival. The Allen […]
QuestFest opens next week
Quest Visual Theatre, the Maryland-based company which specializes in bringing unusual forms of theatrical expression to families, will be presenting QuestFest 2012 to Washington-area audiences between March 27 and April 8.
Lost in Yonkers
I’ve written about the work of the Actors Company Theatre (TACT) before, and here I am again to report to you on Neil Simon’s Lost In Yonkers which is the company’s spring entry at the Beckett Theatre on 42nd Street’s Theatre Row.