Shakespeare’s R&J is a dance, exquisitely choreographed by Joe Calarco with words and music by William Shakespeare. It is the Bard’s great tragedy, done up almost to the word, but recontextualized, as the passage of almost four hundred years might recontextualize it. Or, put another way, it is exhibit A in behalf of the case […]
Archives for February 14, 2013
Surviving, Southie-style, in Good People at Arena Stage
We talk with Johanna Day, who plays Good People‘s central character, and director Jackie Maxwell Margie Walsh is good people. A single parent, who has to work hand to mouth, paycheck to paycheck, to survive and take care of her special needs daughter. A great night for Margie is to kick back with her friends and […]
Lights up on the Nordic Cool Festival at The Kennedy Center starts February 19
The Kennedy Center has long been known for producing renowned international celebrations by curating traditional and contemporary expressions of the performing arts. In recent years, the venue has given light to festivals highlighting China, Japan, the Arab World and India and now it has turned its attention to the Nordic region.
At a time when drone strikes and economic sanctions have glazed over the horror of war, Forum Theatre’s riveting 9 Circles chooses to yank the jarring human toll back into the spotlight. Playwright Bill Cain’s unnerving modern reimagining of Dante’s Inferno offers a mind bending journey through a wayward soldier’s transgression, judgment, and penance amid […]