The opposite of screaming is silence. That silence can contain a multitude of meanings. If you see something wrong, and you do not speak up, silence is complicit. If you represent the dead, whose voices have been extinguished, silence is the language of the living. If you face livid rants from politicians, threats from NRA […]
Archives for March 26, 2018
Bats!, a ramble through the brambles of losing your mind (review)
Given a Sharpie and a table of paper at Bats!, Submersive Productions’ new show, participating audience members are given directions to write a haiku on the subject of bats, I penned the below, aware that haiku does not traditionally rhyme and its 5-7-5 meter was more than a bit skewed. But I also figured, with a […]
Review: The Wiz at Ford’s Theatre
Much like its storied source material, (Frank L. Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz), The Wiz is an American cultural institution. Seven Tony Awards in 1975. Numerous revivals. A 1978 film adaptation turned cult-classic. And a live staging on NBC in 2015. Yet, I’ve never seen it and chose, as I often do, to walk […]
In the Heights makes a brief stop at the Kennedy Center (review)
Referenced more now as “the first show from the guy behind Hamilton,” the decade-old In the Heights created by current cultural darling Lin-Manuel Miranda burst spirited and joyful during its limited run at the Kennedy Center.