Audiences for Václav Havel’s Protest will be seeing it underground less than a mile from the White House in a performance space virtually unknown to theatregoers until this week. They will leave the bustle of Dupont Circle, and descend into the formerly abandoned trolley station that is Dupont Underground, entrance at 1500 19th Street NW, […]
Archives for May 8, 2017
On November 6, 1963, 17-year-old Laura Welch (future First Lady Laura Bush) was driving down a dark road on her way to the movies when she failed to heed a stop sign, causing a car accident that would take the life of her friend and high school classmate.
In most productions, Madame Butterfly is unabashedly atmospheric in its romanticism. “Orientalism” carries us back to composer Giacomo Puccini’s time when the West imagined a fanciful Japan with geishas in pastel colors, a watery moon over stirring waters, a pinkish snow of cherry blossoms, and the like. Those of us who love this opera succumb willingly […]