As if Washington’s current climate isn’t frigid enough for our liking, Bryony Lavery’s controversial play Frozen has arrived to further chill the air. The Tony-nominated drama, which centers on the disappearance of a young girl, saw a Broadway run in 2004, a Studio Theatre production in 2006, and can be seen at the Anacostia Playhouse […]
Archives for February 11, 2015
The Lieutenant of Inishmore, a bloody good time
Quick quiz: who would you most like to give you their cat for safekeeping after first making you pledge your life to its well-being: (a) Tony Soprano (b) Satan or (c) the Irish rebel Padraic (Thomas Keegan), titular character in Martin McDonagh’s play now being staged at Constellation?
Ruined at Everyman Theatre, devastates and invigorates
Don’t mess with Mama Nadi (Dawn Ursula), the flinty matriarch of a bar and brothel in a Congo mining town. She has a machete and she knows how to use it.
WSC Avant Bard brings Othello into today’s wars
The United States of America has been at war for 14 years. 4489 Americans have died in Iraq. 2356 in Afghanistan.* Over 52,000 wounded. 970,000 disability claims registered with the Veterans Administration. There will be future consequences we can hardly conceive of.
House of Desires / Los Empeños de una casa
That Sor Juana Inés De La Cruz was a poet, a genius and a nun, who lived in Mexico in the 17th century (1650-1694), is well-known. When I visited Mexico in 2009, I felt her impact at the co-ed University of the Cloister of Sor Juana in the Historic Center of Mexico City. Her memorized […]