I don’t often think about blasphemy. Neither do most of you, I’d hazard to guess. But if you see the production of Molière’s Tartuffe now playing at the Shakespeare Theatre Company, you will be forced to think about it. And we should, given that people are being murdered in its name globally, along with the […]
Archives for June 11, 2015
Sometimes it doesn’t take an assassination, an earthquake, or a war to make headlines. Sometimes a production stocked with dazzling dance moves, a gifted cast, and catchy melodies is enough to get the public’s attention. Which is exactly the case at the National Theatre, where Newsies is running through the end of the month.
Years ago, when Storyville, the famous red light district of New Orleans was closing down, Mayor Martin Behrman said this about prostitution: “You can make it illegal, but you can’t make it unpopular.” Whores with hearts of gold, noble courtesans, and clever “dance-hall hostesses” have been strutting their stuff on stage to the delight of […]
A roundup of some of this week’s theatrical news and notes from Disney’s Newsies, DC Black Theatre Festival, Will on the Hill from Shakespeare Theatre Company, Wolftrap, Synetic Theater and Happenstance Theater.