On December 6, 1917 an explosion tore through Halifax, Nova Scotia, obliterating the Richmond District and shattering virtually every window in the City. The ensuing tsunami wiped out the Mi’kmaq First Nations community. Temperature at the core reached nine thousand degrees Fahrenheit. (The surface of the sun is eleven thousand degrees.) The explosive force equaled […]
Archives for November 11, 2014
For college professors Bernard and Ellen, nothing brings sexy back quite like the poems of William Blake. Unfortunately for them, they’ve been caught demonstrating the romantic nature of the Romantics in front of their students.
When director Robert O’Hara (The Mountaintop, resident playwright at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company) was presented with the opportunity to take on Arena Stage’s upcoming production of Five Guys Named Moe, he pondered how he could make the 1992 Tony-nominated musical his own.
It’s funny that, as influential and as storied as the experimental theatre of the 1950s and 1960s is, it remains, for the most part, lore — something you read about, think about, but don’t experience. I don’t know of any theatre company that has tried to revive Dionysus in ’69. Even the pieces that have […]