Elaine May is back on a Broadway stage after more than 50 years, and making the most of it in The Waverly Gallery, Kenneth Lonergan’s meticulously observed, funny and sad play about a woman’s decline and its effect on her family. May is not alone. She is one of five stellar cast members, notably Lucas […]
Archives for October 25, 2018
Review: Illyria, or What You Will, a wildly imaginative Twelfth Night
The challenge of finding a fresh take on any play by The Bard has foiled many an artist, but Avant Bard joyfully clears that hurdle with Illyria, or What You Will, a clever reimagining of Twelfth Night. The play offers a winning vehicle for exploring gender identity and love in all forms in ways that […]
Bracing new works from San Francisco Ballet’s Unbound Festival
A meditation on the arc of a lifetime. A message piece about soul-eroding communication technology. A frenetic exploration of Jung’s notion of male and female psychic elements. Such was the heady fare in a bracing evening of new works from San Francisco Ballet Wednesday night at the Kennedy Center.
What’s international director Ethan McSweeny doing in small town Staunton, VA?
– Ethan McSweeny’s been handed the keys to the American Shakespeare Center. Here’s what he plans to do with them. – How the Job Found the Man He knew of the place, but he didn’t know much about it. It had a good reputation, but he wasn’t sure of what he understood about the concept. […]