Hub Theatre, which has been drawing appreciative audiences to the John Swazye Theatre of the New School in Fairfax, Virginia, announces that next season it will be bringing one of its original productions to DC, and will produce a world premiere and two other intriguing DC area premieres in its resident theatre.
Archives for June 2012
Throughout his extensive catalog of works, Shakespeare has proved over and over again that deception always catches up to us in the end, often in hilarious or tragic fashion. Shakespeare Theatre Company’s riotous remounting of The Merry Wives of Windsor offers a modern take on perhaps the most ludicrous of the playwright’s “cons gone wrong”, […]
Source Festival’s Rites of Passage theme involves “moments that define who we are.” These pivotal moments help define our character and provide a solid basis for a number of different playwriting choices.
What really happened when a young blond interloper entered the cottage of three bears living in the woods? Give Christopher Piper a new slant on an old idea, step aside and let him go at it.
It’s that time of year again—when roughly 1,000 theater makers from around the world converge on a city for the annual Theatre Communications Group National Conference. This year, I was honored to receive an invitation from Clayton Lord, Theatre Bay Area’s Director of Communications and Audience Development, to participate on a panel entitled “Maximizing Impact: […]
British playwright Anthony Shaffer’s ingenious, hairpin-turn stage thriller about a competitive game of one-upmanship, humiliation and revenge, is scored like a tennis game.
The Lincoln Center 3 series has been offering new writers an introduction via a series of productions at its Laura Pels Theatre underground at the Lincoln Center Theatre complex. But the long awaited Claire Tow Theatre atop the Beaumont has now been completed, and its first entry is a complete success.
Read any good CD’s lately? The two discs of this complete recording of Treemonisha, Scott Joplin’s 1911 opera, come inserted between the covers of a 112 page small-print book that is almost as fascinating as the sounds on the discs. What a package!
Cuchullain is inspired by Irish legend and “Cuckoo’s Nest”, its author explains Rosemary Jenkinson’s brand new one-man, one-act play Cuchullain, currently in rep with Keegan Theatre’s musical Spring Awakening, reminds us of the mad Anglo-Irish down-and-outers whose lives she charted in her earlier comic tragedy Johnny Meister and the Stitch. This latter play was mounted by Solas Nua […]
Audiences for playwright Larry Kramer’s landmark 1985 agitprop drama The Normal Heart, will undoubtedly include those old enough to have been aware of and remember the baffling and fearful years when a strange new disease that would become known as AIDS first cropped up in gay communities. They recall the excruciatingly slow movement to address […]