Do we still need Torch Song Trilogy? We’ve come a long way since 1981, when Torch Song Trilogy broke new ground with its presentation of homosexual men who wanted (gasp!) the option to have stable lives and loving families. The protagonist Arnold Beckoff is a drag queen, but not an alien. Minds were blown. Playwright […]
Archives for September 10, 2013
National Geographic explores the life of Alexander Graham Bell in new solo play
Bell by Jim Lehrer, starring Rick Foucheux, runs through September 21 When we caught up with Rick Foucheux, he had just begun rehearsals for Bell, the new solo play written by veteran TV journalist and author Jim Lehrer. The short rehearsal period comes to a close this week as the play’s subject, Alexander Graham Bell […]
First look at Faction of Fools’ Don Juan
Don Juan, Faction of Fools’ newest production, opens this Thursday. Are they ready? And can the intrepid Fools make the fight choreography work in costumes, wigs and, this being commedia, masks? Photographer Ryan Maxwell dropped in on a tech rehearsal at Gallaudet University.
Gift of Forgotten Tongues
Have you ever wondered how much of our culture and civilization is shaped by language? That’s one of many interesting themes in the world premiere of Gift of Forgotten Tongues by Fengar Gael at Venus Theatre. Gael is the talented playwright whose Devil Dog Six gave Venus Theatre a major bright spot in last year’s […]