– by guest writer Colin K. Bills – dog & pony dc’s A Killing Game (or AKG) is an absurdist-play-meets-party-game promising the most fun you’ll ever have dying. The show, and the game within it, begins with the outbreak of a deadly disease wherein EVERYONE – the performers and the audience – dies. Led by […]
Archives for July 9, 2013
May: “Geoffrey just fired Darren.” Anna: “Oh God. I have such mixed feelings about that.”
Terrorism. Not typically the topic that makes you want to have a little song, a little dance, a little seltzer down your pants. However, terrorists are the subject of Jon Kern’s horribly funny play Extreme Terrorism, inappropriately enough, one of the bright spots in this year’s American Contemporary Theater Festival in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.
Marriage has undergone a few changes since the 1960s. Most notably, who can engage in it. While these changes are amazing in a civil rights sense, they can create some brambles when it comes to some older plays. Take I Do! I Do!, the 1966 Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt musical (based off the play […]
This strangely titled play sets the atmosphere and eerie mood of post Salem Witch trials, set in 1702 and recalling the year ’92 when hysteria about the pervasive power of Satan was the rage, at least in Salem, Massachusetts with its infamous trials and executions.
Heartless, in many ways, is vintage Sam Shepard—a surreal, cubist kind of family drama with enigmatic characters, nods to iconic imagery and dialogue studded with non sequiturs that take the play into the realm of black comedy.
– by guest writer David Dudley – Like many world-changing ideas, the notion to create a rock opera based on the War of 1812 came upon us after a few drinks. This was in the early 1990s, when I was renting a room from my friend and bandmate Dave Israel in his rowhouse on Baltimore’s […]
– by guest writer Kelly Weckesser – It all began with an obsession of the human head. The collaborative process of creating heady collectables stemmed from Deep Vision Dance Company’s shared curiosity about head gestures. Look around, one simple head tilt expresses many thoughts and feelings. Imagine the inquisitive inclination of a puppy’s head when […]
The drummer from the Broadway production of Avenue Q, Michael Croiter, is at the helm of his own record label and it is making major inroads into the business of musical theater recording. There aren’t many labels competing in the field, but we who have filled our shelves with the recent products of PS Classics, […]