UrbanArias has gone wild! The company that pushes boundaries, reconceiving opera that is short, smart and fast, has given us an opera about a chimpanzee. Luckily, the chimpanzee, which we learn could perform just about everything else (and she does smile and laugh,) does not sing.
Archives for April 3, 2017
Nilaja Sun’s Pike St. at Woolly Mammoth (review)
Nilaja Sun’s latest solo-performance, Pike St., calls back to her upbringing in the Lower East Side to invoke a rich cast of characters, but is held back by a design choice and brief duration. Sun embodies a diverse cast, from a senile Holocaust survivor to a Yemeni shopkeeper. The play focuses on a Puerto Rican and black […]
A fresh and creepy Midwestern Gothic at Signature Theatre (review)
If you get too weirded out by the second song in Signature’s newest world premiere musical, Midwestern Gothic, where out-of-work mechanic Red takes Polaroids of his stepdaughter Stina in “A Million Poses” while she eggs him on by asking “Do you think I’m pretty?” you may have signed on to the wrong musical. Because it only […]
Blood Knot, directed by Joy Zinoman at Mosaic Theater (review)
This early Athol Fugard play lacks the laser-like focus of his best work, but it packs a powerful punch and stubbornly refuses to do the expected, and at Mosaic Theater, they’re playing the hell out of it.