We Americans have no creation myth (although sometimes we mythologize our creation) but Britain, having staggered forth fifteen hundred years before we did, does, and it is the legend of Arthur. In the legends of Arthur, this fifth-century King, having united the Britons in their battles against the Saxons, is thereafter charged with recovering the […]
Archives for January 27, 2014
Coming up as a young actor in Chicago’s theater scene, John Sanders played his share of bad guys and villains in original productions, but none that prepared him for playing one of the most notorious scoundrels in 20th Century pop culture—Peter and the Starcatcher’s Black Stache, the man who would become Captain Hook.
Glassheart is an offbeat, mature riff on the classic “Beauty and the Beast” fairy tale. The Beast must not only conquer the ancient curse that has given him a combined human-animal appearance until he finds love, he must also deal with doubt, depression, and dating in a contemporary American setting. Reina Hardy’s updating of the […]
Nominees for this year’s 30th Anniversary Helen Hayes Awards will be announced tonight, Monday, January 27th, from the stage of the National Theatre, and, as they did last year, theatreWashington will host a live webcast of the event, starting at 7:20 pm. The nominations are for professional productions staged in our area during calendar year […]
A leading luxury travel consultant named Jim Strong has put together and produced a 75 minute sparkling commercial about his field of expertise. It’s called Craving For Travel, which happens to be the name of the app he’s invented for the iPhone and iPad. It’s not a play, it’s an out and out entertainment, and […]