Genghis Khan had a mother; so did Amelia Earhart and Dwight Eisenhower. Perhaps Mother of the Maid, starring Glenn Close as the woman whom Joan of Arc called Ma, will start a trend of offering the maternal perspective on historical figures. It should: Jane Anderson’s play, in a wonderfully acted production at the Public Theater, […]
Archives for October 17, 2018
Review: Aida, stellar performances in Constellation’s standout production
There are only about a dozen cast members onstage at the exhilarating closing of Aida’s first act, but given their vocal power and emotional heft, you’d swear there were 30.
Review: The Fall. Members of a student uprising in Cape Town here at Studio.
Imagine a large group of college students, surrounded by the international media, anxiously awaiting the moment when a statue depicting a key figure from their country’s racist past is toppled and removed from its place of prominence on their campus. While this scenario has played out recently at the University of Virginia and the University […]
Review: New Guidelines for Peaceful Times at Spooky Action Theatre
The title, New Guidelines for Peaceful Times, sounds like a satirical take on a dystopian world. But it’s not. It’s a much more earnest, honest, and delicate look at how war—the internal and the global—affects an individual, society, and art, specifically theatre.
Review: D. W. Gregory’s Dirty Pictures at Baltimore Theatre Project
Racy photographs stoke the mayhem and comedy of local playwright D.W. Gregory’s world premiere play, Dirty Pictures, but its true catalyst lies in finding beauty in the ordinary and overlooked.