Folger Theatre will feature four of the Bard of Avon’s finest plays in its 2013-2014 season, the company announced today.
Archives for April 3, 2013
Turning a man into myth isn’t complicated — it happens easily, even naturally, over time. But finding the man at the root of the the myth can be trickier, and unfolding his page out of history into his original three dimensions takes a careful touch. Robert O’Hara leads an effort to do such an honor […]
By anyone’s definition, John Carter is one pretty hip guy. As past vocations, he lists merchant seaman, railroadman and writer for hire. His poetry placed him as front man for rock groups Eros and Luna, and a performance at the Library of Congress.
Mike Daisey is a rare kind of artist, one who can forsake all theatrical bells and whistles and still captivate an audience via sheer charisma and wry wit. In the Woolly Mammoth premiere of his incisive new monologue American Utopias, Daisey uses his preacher’s magnetism and fierce creativity to examine the surprising, if fuzzy, links […]
Mike Daisey’s colorful reputation precedes him. He has spent many years becoming one of America’s most unusual, outspoken, and admired solo performers (he would say, more accurately, a ‘monologist’), performing several new shows every year as he attempts, often in very funny ways, to make sense of the charms, foibles, and hypocrisies of the human […]
Anita Loos, the charming and talented screenplay writer and novelist, was having a sort of mid life crisis in her career and in her personal life in 1946. Ms. Loos was 58 years old at the time, and had finally left her husband, John Emerson, an abusive hypochondriac who stole money and credit from her. […]