Playwright Tarpley Long and director Tracy McMullan have taken on an extreme challenge in Dark House, their re-imagination of William Faulkner’s Southern Gothic novel “Absalom, Absalom!”.
Archives for July 15, 2013
It’s happened to us all: You enter a warm, dark room on a Sunday afternoon, take a seat, and before too long you’re being serenaded by a grown man lying in bed, singing songs about gay sex and romance while accompanied by a three-piece orchestra wearing pajamas.
Whether or not a relationship can make it is a persistent question in art as in life. But whether the relationship is good fodder for a play–or a text message conversation, for that matter–depends on a certain measure of uncertainty.
The best shows that are “recommended for all ages” appeal not only to younger generations but also to their parents, aunts, and uncles. The show heady collectables by Deep Vision dance company caters to youngsters and adults who have seen very little modern or contemporary dance.
Starting at around ten minutes after the lights come up on MOTHS, you may begin to worry that you’ve gone mad. Don’t panic – this is a perfectly appropriate response to this perfectly bizarre comedy, written by Stephen Notes and directed by Roma Rogers.
There’s a quiet magic that happens in Last Train to Nibroc. It doesn’t occur often, but when it does, it’s a blissful reminder of how transcendental theater can be.
Think Chekhov. Sub-zero winters, utter hopelessness, and suicide in Act III. In other words, Russia, and on a sunny July Saturday, beer in hand, Russia may not be your destination of choice.
There is a sensation you get when walking into a very good museum exhibit – the ones that you know will make you think and possibly reconsider how you view the world. The ones that will touch you in some way, even though they deal with the history and stories of individuals long since dead […]
Brynn Tucker enters her show with nerve.And instantly, she exercises a rawness you’ll see often in the course of 60 minutes—and not just the rawness of exposed flesh, but of emotion, joy, as she asks, and seeks to answer, “What’s so important about dancing?”