As I write this, leaders from around the world are marching down the Champs-Élysées in Paris under a canopy of umbrellas in the rain, gathered to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the peace that ended the First World War. Across the Atlantic the night before, the Washington National Opera (WNO) presented Kevin Puts’s Pulitzer-Prize winning […]
Archives for November 13, 2018
The Royal Ballet’s production of Mayerling, a riveting exploration of dark obsession
Opening today in major U.S. cinemas, The Royal Ballet’s production of Kenneth MacMillan’s riveting Mayerling is not for the faint of heart. It is also not recommended for children under 12. The ballet, this performance of which was filmed live last month at The Royal Opera House in London’s Covent Garden, has just about everything […]
Review: Cinderella, fresh and funny at Imagination Stage
Cinderella swordfighting! What a wonderful expression of empowerment for little girls (and little boys). In this updated and very funny version of Cinderella, Imagination Stage takes us to a musical fairytale land, with a heroine (the extraordinarily gifted Awa Sal Secka) who takes matters into her own hands instead of waiting to be rescued.
Review: In This Hope: A Pericles Project
In fraught times, where do you go to find hope? Assuming the answer is not “within yourself,” might I suggest the basement of a church where, seated in a circle with a group of strangers, you recount personal stories and cherished memories? If it sounds like I’m pointing you in the direction of a support […]