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Archives for July 23, 2013
I glanced up from my watch on my way to the Goethe Institut and saw a group of people in the dim streetlight in front of the door. They stood at odd angles to one another, each in their own posture. If they were conversing, it was quiet and private, no touristyammering or drunkblathering.
Oscar Wilde renounced convention with his tales of decadence and beautiful corruption—preferring the treacherous beauty of the poisoned apple to Victorian moralism. In their production of his tragedy, Salomé, Scena Theater spins the Janus coin of great beauty to show its counterpoint in sickness and corruption. Their impeccable production of Salomé reaches through the fabric […]
As The Third Breast opens, the cast sings, accompanied by acoustic guitars, tambourines, and a flute, as if around a mid-summer bonfire, and they invite the audience into the fold of their valley “commune” through the offer of libations. It seems as if one is walking into a 1969 love-fest, yet the audience leaves feeling […]
I’m in a rehearsal room a few weeks ago. I’ve just seen a sequence about same-sex activity among dolphins. The sequence is extremely informative. Statistics and other data are footnoted. After running through it once, the deviser-director of the piece gives the cast a few reactions to what she has just seen and tells them […]
I find Sam Simon at the Baldacchino Tent in the afternoon, sitting with his director Jessie Roberts and enjoying a few moments of calm before showtime. After our interview he’s headed around the corner to perform The Actual Dance, a solo show chronicling his wife Susan’s battle with Stage 3 breast cancer beginning with her […]
The Rude Mechanicals make a lot of bold choices in their adaptation of the classic Lysistrata. They have chosen to set Aristophanes’s sex-laden comedy in 1969, a time rife with anti-war sentiments, sexual exploration, and rebellion against authority. They have chosen to mostly maintain the antiquated syntax of the text, including lines said in unison, […]