Washington, especially the State Department it seems, wants to get back its swagger (sic.) No need to look further than taking a cue from the newly landed stellar body in our midst, baritone Andrey Zhilikhovsky. From the back of the Kennedy Center’s Opera House, his Figaro launched the character’s first clarion notes in darkness under […]
Archives for May 4, 2018
The RSC (Royal Shakespeare Company) has breezed into town (for a few days only) with its fresh, strikingly handsome, and wonderfully creative production of Hamlet. Simon Godwin, the play’s young British director, explores this oft-produced work with care and insight. He employs a mostly black cast and infuses the design with colors and sounds that […]
A choreographer paints with bodies in space and in so doing, brings high wattage to a theatrical work. Take Five! with Helen Hayes Award nominated choreographers Dell Howlett, Denis Jones, Dody DiSanto, Happenstance Theater, Jonathan Ezra Rubin, Karma Camp, Lady Dane Figueroa Edidi, Luis Salgado, Marcos Santana, Mark Minnick, Noah Schaefer, Parker Esse, Rachel Dolan, […]
Sam Shepard’s obituary in the New York Times describes his plays as hallucinatory, though his Pulitzer Prize finalist, True West, is relatively close to naturalistic. Critics often count it as part of Shepard’s tragic Family Trio, even though it has plenty of opportunities for comedy. Rep Stage leans into the comedic and the bizarre, giving the […]
Time has long moved past the actual date of George Orwells’ classic novel, 1984, yet the future it envisioned when written in 1948 seems more prescient than ever.