Signature Theatre has mined something with its world premiere of Crossing that is deep, mysterious, and, just maybe, more precious than gold. Such richness isn’t easily retrieved, but the journey, like the journeys its characters represent, is an invitation “to follow” and well worth the effort.
Archives for November 5, 2013
Intricate cut-outs of luscious trees arch over the stage, and a painted drop shows rolling hills through a gap in the woods. Warm golden light beams into the forest glen, and a little cottage leans out onto the stage. As the pliant suitors of our heroine Giselle stride into the frame, our guileless peasant girl […]
Slings and Arrows: 3:02 “Vex Not His Ghost”
“Is work enough, or is there something more?” – Father McTeague
Eric Hissom, back at Folger for Romeo and Juliet
Rebooting a five hundred year old play for a modern audience is hard. Keeping a play fresh when it’s as well-known as Romeo and Juliet might be even harder. And let’s be honest: we’ve probably all seen some bad Romeo and Juliet interpretations. Maybe you saw a version set in samurai-era Japan that turned into […]
Bruce Norris won the Pulitzer in 2011 and the Tony Award in 2012 for best play when his Clybourne Park played on Broadway after a successful run off Broadway in 2010. Critics and public alike responded to its insights and accuracy in presenting authentic characters of different races. The press and the public also responded […]