When Jennifer Frankel takes the stage as courtesan Gymnasia in the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, she’s following in her mother’s own sandal-clad footsteps, as Diane Coupé was in the original Broadway production of the show back in 1962.
Archives for December 3, 2013
With A Civil War Christmas, playwright Paula Vogel affectingly achieves her ambitious goal to create an American, non-Anglo worshipping Christmas Carol. There are no figgy puddings, Cratchits or Scrooges, and dancing sugarplums. The halls are barely decked but there are plenty of ghosts.
We’ve just been through Black Friday, and Cyber Monday. Now it’s time to set aside the sales, and celebrate the second annual holiday of thankfulness known as #GivingTuesday. It’s the time when we all take a few minutes to express our gratitude to those who, throughout the year, make a difference in our lives. We […]
A Family Reunion, a mesmerizing modern opera by the late Christopher Patton, a composer of avant-garde new music, hits home where the heart is, but doesn’t hit you over the head with guilt trips for benign neglect. The libretto written by William Moses is about a debilitating illness that comes uninvited and raises the question: […]