The Capital Fringe Festival is a time for trying ballsy shows and occasionally finding surprising gems such as La Llorona. It is an intelligent and affecting drama about a woman accused of drowning her two children and the impact of the case on the woman serving as her public defender and her spouse.
Archives for July 15, 2014
A murder mystery dance show? As the curtain rose, I’d already made one critique: murder mysteries are too detail-oriented to work as dance. (There’s a reason why ballet plots are usually broad.) How can the “Aha!” Raymond Chandler moment possibly reach the audience?
Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Amy Winehouse, Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain. Their names are firmly cemented in Rock n’ Roll history, forever associated with musical genius, loyal fans and lasting legacies. But these names are also associated with tragedy, the unfortunate loss of their lives, all at the age of just 27 years old.