A sunny April Sunday and distractions such as spring cleaning, the Orioles or neglected reading beckon. Instead, all of those things are cast aside for sitting quietly in the dark for nearly three hours and having your heart broken.
Archives for April 12, 2016
Under mysterious circumstances, Washington, D.C. has lost one of its most dynamic leaders, Fabian Barnes, founder of the Dance Institute of Washington (DIW). More than an arts leader, Mr. Barnes used dance to positively impact a generation of Washington children.
Maryland Ensemble Theatre’s original Oedipus Rox!—based on Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex—is filled with cosmic design and some rockin’ operatic heights, but it’s a tragicomedy that has difficulty finding the right balance of laughter and tears or capturing in its pacing the wonderful mania its set, costume, and song lyrics project.
In this mesmerizing, dreamlike, must-see GALA adaptation by Jorge Alí Triana of Gabriel Garcia Márquez’ masterpiece novella, Chronicle of a Death Foretold/Crónica de una muerte anunciada, one hour and fifteen minutes feels as if we live through several lifetimes of human experience.
There’s an odd moment in the middle of Jersey Boys, a throwaway line that you could miss amid the pulsing rhythm that drives the now decade old musical. It comes near the end of the first act, when the tall tale of the Four Seasons’ rise to fame is reaching its commercial climax. As the […]