“At the end of it all, you’ve got to have some spectacular cock-ups, because THEN, you’ll have stories…and you’ll have had a life.” – Cyril It’s a long way to rock-bottom, isn’t it?
Archives for December 9, 2013
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner is the story of unexpected and uncomfortable reactions to love between a black man and a white woman. It brings up the issue of racism from all fronts: the African American maid, the progressive white newspaper publisher, and the elderly African American man. “You still think of yourself as a […]
Holy crap, I’m seeing Patina Miller in here?! This was my first thought walking into the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theatre Friday night. Though still large enough to devour many of DC’s venues whole, the Terrace is shockingly small in scope. At 513 seats, this was going to be a very up-close-and-personal visit from the rising […]
Watching Mikhail Baryshnikov in Man in a Case is everything that so much American Chekhov in adaptation is not; there’s nothing languid about this performance, but rather we watch his character with fascination, an emotional minimalist encasing the antics of a pent-up animal – passionate, furious, terrified, and tortured all at once. One arm shoots […]
Composer Jeanine Tesori has a new work opening December 14th at the John F. Kennedy Center, with its special Christmas theme making it a suitable holiday treat for the whole family. Commissioned and produced by the Washington National Opera, The Lion, the Unicorn, and Me features singers from the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists Program and a […]
The Lincoln Center Theatre has assembled a vast company of more than 20 actors, and allotted an equally vast budget to its spectacular production of the perennial favorite Macbeth. Our most recent view of the piece was earlier this season when Alan Cumming brought us his version of the nefarious ways of the Thane of […]
Terrence McNally is one fortunate fellow. He was quoted in an interview on Playbill.com as having said that he’s been blessed with a happy home life, and the privilege of working at a job he loves for over 50 years. That job is playwright, and to mix a metaphor, he is one shoe maker who […]