“Every word,” Samuel Beckett once wrote, “is like an unnecessary stain on silence and nothingness.” In Beckett’s Happy Days, Winnie (Nancy Robinette) proceeds at a rate of about sixty stains per minute, and for good reason: without her words, the silence and nothingness would win.
Archives for June 16, 2014
Private Lives, a classy Coward comedy very well played
Everyone knows a couple like these two. They’re passionate and interesting, worldly and deeply into one another. They’re the couple that causes people to remark “I just love the two of them together!” Then one day, you hear they’ve divorced. And it all makes a lot of sense.
An American Soldier
I arrived at Kennedy Center Friday night excited. A flag would be planted to An American Solider in a libretto by the accomplished playwright of American stage and screen, David Henry Hwang.
Trayvon Martin-inspired play Detroit Blues at DC Black Theatre Festival
– Playwright Patrice Cassedy writing about her new play debuting at the 2014 DC Black Theatre Festival – A few days after Trayvon Martin was killed, my husband and I ate out in Burbank, California, where I was working on a musical. Steve and I are white, the owner and wait-staff black. All of them […]
Boeing Boeing offers friendly skies and plenty of laughs
It’s hard to believe, but air travel wasn’t always about long lines, uncomfortable seats and the opportunity to get poked and prodded by strangers. There weren’t always fees to check your bag, and if you wanted a decent martini at cruising altitude you could pretty well bet it was on the menu. Sadly, those days […]
Menopause the Musical
With no-holds barred-performances from ladies unafraid to play the fool and with the resonant, seasoned, mature pipes it takes a lifetime to perfect, Menopause The Musical delivers—on laughs, on honesty, and on fun.