A look, a memory, a word sparks an idea. Characters emerge; they tell their stories, and from their voices a play or musical insists on being born. Then the hard work begins. Playwrights and Lyricists responding: Alexandra Petri, Deborah Wicks La Puma, Happenstance Theater, Karen Zacarias, Meg Miroshnik, Mollye Maxner, Morgan Gould, Nathan Weinberger, Tearrance Arvelle […]
Archives for April 25, 2018
UpClose with Sam Shepard’s True West at Rep Stage
“This season is our 25th anniversary and when I was planning it, I was really committed to representing what I thought was true to the history of the type of work that Rep Stage has produced over the years,” Rep Stage Producing Artistic Director Joseph W. Ritsch says. “For me, the focus of the work […]
Maria & Cecilia: Zarzuela a la Cubana from In Series (review)
In its latest offering, the In Series has pulled a twisty, two-for-one punch with aplomb, presenting two Cuban Zarzuelas, based on the same novel, as Act I and Act II in a single show. It’s kind of a gutsy move, and it works wonderfully. But first, some background.
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