– Local playwright John Morogiello (most famous in DC for Irish Authors Held Hostage) is one of three American playwrights being produced this month in Vienna, Austria. The other two are Tennessee Williams, and Eugene O’Neill. Here’s his account of the European premiere of Engaging Shaw. –
Archives for April 30, 2012
The 39 Steps
I am going to give you a summary of this astounding tour de farce, now playing at the Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab of the Olney Center for the Arts, and then recommend that you forget it immediately.
How many faces have historians and powers-that-be overlooked in favor of a cleaner ending, or a more convenient moral? History has captives and casualties, buried in basements and the minds of those that witnessed these crimes for themselves. Lynn Nottage’s Las Meninas, directed by Eve Muson at Rep Stage, pauses to examine these crimes, peering […]
Hamlecchino: Clown Prince of Denmark
Don’t take this the wrong way, but Hamlet has always been difficult for me. Yeah, there are more than a few who say it’s Shakespeare’s greatest play (though the older you get, the more you appreciate King Lear). But, to me, the Danish Play is too ponderous for its own good. George Bernard Shaw — […]
True story: My mother took my sister and my seven year-old self to see “Mary Poppins” in 1964 at a downtown Baltimore movie palace—who knows, it could have been the Hippodrome. The gilded theater was filled with mothers in suits and white gloves toting their daughters in crinolined party dresses.
End of the Rainbow
We owe the Brits a great debt for gifting us with the bombshell called Tracie Bennett. The slim actress/singer, who would appear from her photo to be a contemporarily coiffed blonde, has immersed herself into the psyche and spirit of Judy Garland in the play called End of the Rainbow which exposes us, in grim […]