I come away from this taut opera with powerful images indelibly planted in my brain. I can’t shake the mysterious, disturbing, and yet powerful atmosphere that has been created in Paul’s Case, the latest production by Urban Arias.
Archives for April 23, 2013
Review: DC-7: The Roberto Clemente Story
Baseball hero Roberto Clemente was once quoted saying: “If you have the chance to make things better for people coming behind you and you don’t, you are wasting your time on earth.” This statement by the first black Latino Hall of Famer (elected in 1973) doesn’t have to be said on stage. Playwright and director […]
Lumina Studio’s Invasion of the Surreal Plays
For your consideration: An evening of theatre with echoes of “The Twilight Zone” and “Star Trek.” And if you look closely, you also might find glimmers of Waiting for Godot. The thespians playing out these staged science-fictional forays possess keen intellect and the chameleon-like abilities to transform into all manner of characters, human or otherwise.
The Magic Finger
“Children’s theatre is not a soft option,” said David Wood, Magic Finger playwright and longtime creator of children’s theatre during its opening night at Imagination Stage. The opening was also the world premiere of the work, and the anticipation was huge.
Ari Roth on his new play Andy and the Shadows
Theater J Artistic Director Ari Roth’s new play, Andy and the Shadows, isn’t entirely autobiographical. But when you’ve been working on a script for twenty-six years, it’s probably inevitable that chapter after chapter of your own life will change and inform the personal story you’re telling in some extraordinary ways.
Studio’s 2ndStage Finds Power Of 2
When plans were being made for the 25th season of The Studio Theatre’s 2ndStage, those in charge wanted to do something special to commemorate its silver anniversary. The initial idea was to remount something from its past and pay tribute to some of the theatre’s strong history.
Synetic’s next season offers 3 new works and 1 reprise
Synetic Theater, the DC Area’s unique movement-theater specialists, will be presenting four adaptations of works better known for their dazzling language in its 2013-2014 season, the company has announced.
The Library of Congress’ National Jukebox – free, fascinating listening
Last week I wrote about the coming revolution in access to music, including theater music, fostered by digital technology. It was a look toward the future when virtually all available recorded music will be accessed through streaming technology from digital libraries using the internet, or its successor. This week, let’s look at a different aspect […]