A new production of Janet Langhart Cohen’s Anne & Emmett will be presented this weekend at MetroStage. I talked to Ms. Cohen recently to find out more about her background and why she chose to write this play about Anne Frank and Emmett Till. Janet Langhart Cohen was at a gathering when a woman questioned […]
Archives for May 6, 2015
Saycon Sengbloh is a huge Bob Marley fan. As a child, she listened to his music all the time, read books about his life and saw numerous documentaries about the Reggae giant. So, when she heard that there was a Baltimore casting call for a new musical about his life, the New York-based actress knew […]
When a story is forgotten, dropped out of view and from the canon, it may be justly, because it has fallen hopelessly behind the times, or unjustly, because it still has something to give – or it may be a mix of the two, as is the case with the once-popular society comedy On Approval, […]
It was an unusual invitation that I received from a colleague and friend about the final four chances to see her current performance: “Please read the description and warnings about the show. It is rather brutal. That said, I am very proud of the production and believe it is an experience in the theatre unlike […]
Taffety Punk’s Hamlet, the First Quarto is the Bard’s masterwork as you’ve never seen it before. At least probably. The Punks’ new production grows from their experimental Bootleg series (which is a treat; held every year at the Folger Theatre), where they performed the first quarto of Hamlet (hence Q1), sometimes called the “bad quarto,” […]
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