“I’m here!” Elaine Stritch proclaims in Chiemi Karasawa’s 2013 documentary ELAINE STRITCH: SHOOT ME and she isn’t just whistling Sondheim. She takes a stand against the notion that old age is some sort of dreary waiting room where nobody listens to you and you have long outlived your usefulness and drive. The octogenarian Broadway legend […]
Archives for March 17, 2014
Who are these people?
“Look at that face! Look at that happy face!” This was my husband, Jay Hardee, speaking about our daughter after a recent performance of Under the Canopy.
Ambassador Theater’s latest production has just opened at Mead Theatre Lab. Happily Ever After’s three scenes explore the landscape of loneliness and aloneness experienced in various stages of “relationships.” Whether it’s a misunderstanding that causes a couple to inadvertently stand each other up, a one-night stand with emotional possibilities, or the inner turmoil of a […]
World Stages, an International Festival offers three weeks of feasting on international theatrical fare at the Kennedy Center with twenty-two theatrical offerings from nineteen countries, including thirteen full-scale productions, four installations, and additional readings and forums. As a world-theatre lover, what could be more exciting and satisfying than to partake of as much as one […]
Is justice contextual? Does it mean one thing for a nation recovering from decades of brutalizing dictatorship and another for the individual who suffered that brutalization? And how does that individual, and that nation, both face the specter of the past and move on from it?