I was rooting for Krish Mohan. The odds were stacked against him at the Saturday afternoon performance of An Indian Comedian: How Not To Fit In. A block-long power outage rendered the upstairs of the Argonaut unusable, leaving Mohan to perform in an ad-hoc venue on the back patio. It’s not easy being funny while […]
Archives for July 13, 2016
At first, the MLK Jr. Memorial Library’s Room A-5 dwarfs the audience for Imperial Theatre Live’s production of Waiting for Godot. They come in and sit in clumps of twos or threes, scattered and isolated. It actually seems to echo the isolation of the play’s leads quite nicely. That is, until the audience spends some […]
Unless you have been living under a rock, you know the American musical has been redefined and re-colored by the talented Lin-Manuel Miranda and the phenomenon of Hamilton. Well, Danny Baird, who in energy and looks could be fronting a boy band, and four White chicks have just seized another piece of historical real estate – […]
Everyman Theatre’s opening night parties are always grand affairs. But their Great American Rep Opening Night party last April, celebrating their productions of Death of a Salesman and Streetcar Named Desire,became an even more heightened affair thanks to The Cooking Channel. Last March, producers of the new series Cake Hunters came to Baltimore looking for great […]
Nathan Duncan (Andrew Flurer) wants to tear down the system and build a better one (you know, “Damn the man” style). Instead, he’s an-almost-lawyer-turned-dog-walker with a marijuana operation on the side, which lands him one night in the slammer.
If you’re the kind of person who rolls your eyes when you hear about an author in his or her mid-twenties receiving a lofty sum to write a memoir, you may initially be suspicious of the premise of 25-year-old Anna Snapp’s new autobiographical show, I Found That the Sun Will Rise Tomorrow.
How do you solve a problem like Medea? Long a figure of fascination and derision in Greek mythology, the sorceress Medea got revenge on her two-timing husband Jason by killing their children. If that’s not odious enough—she got away with it. No justice or payback for Medea—because of her semi-divine status, her grandfather, the sun […]
The Second Girl wonderfully refracts remnants of “old world” social hierarchical values through the lives of two Irish immigrant women working in the kitchen of a New England summer home. The characters grapple with life transitioning from the old country, fitting in how they can, making do, going through their routines, and becoming part of […]
Born For This: The BeBe Winans Story boasts a powerful book, a brilliant, balanced cast, held together by the linchpin musical direction and extraordinary keyboard playing of Steven Jamail.