It was a brave man who first et an oyster, Jonathan Swift once wrote. Maybe so, but not nearly as brave as someone who seeks to stage Timon of Athens, which could otherwise be known as “Shakespeare with Writer’s Block.” When ranking Shakespeare’s plays, most people agree that Timon is the rankest, but director Robert […]
“People like us, who believe in physics,” Albert Einstein once said, “know that the distinction between past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.” Einstein meant it as consolation — he was speaking at the funeral of a friend — but alas, for André (Ted van Griethuysen) the distinction has melted and he […]
It’s a wonder that we Irish haven’t gone extinct from all our slow courting. Beyond President Kennedy, there are no Irish Casanovas, and there are certainly none in John Patrick Shanley’s Outside Mullingar, where two Irish families address more traditional Irish concerns: (1) death (2) dead people (3) inheritance and (4) whiskey (there is an […]
Imagination Stage will fill the minds of its young audiences in 2017-2018 with the classics — some of them with a twist — but will start its season with a fresh play about a young girl who seeks to rescue her family by becoming a quiz show whiz.
Compass Rose Theater, from their intimate Annapolis, MD space, will be offering a 2017-2018 season which will examine large issues, historical turning points, and the yearning of people for freedom, truth, and security. Plus romance.
So what’s going on at the Kennedy Center for the next Theatre* season? Everything. The freshest Broadway plays. One-day musical tributes. Theater in Dutch. And Norwegian. Hot directors. Bergman movies made into plays. The Book of Mormon! Hamilton! And, of course, Shear Madness.
Hub Theatre’s 2017-2018 season will offer a new production of a play familiar to Hub audiences, a brand spanking new play written by an area playwright, and another brand new play written by a playwright familiar to Hub audiences.
Having remodeled its physical plant, created a small black box playing space, and renamed itself, Baltimore Center Stage has picked a 2017-2018 season designed to shake up its audience’s mind, soul and heart.
Chesapeake Shakespeare Theatre’s six-play 2017-2018 season will feature a production of Red Velvet, the story of an extraordinary production of Othello, within a schedule of three well-loved Shakespeare plays, a Christmas classic (I bet you can guess which one), and a tale told by a mathematician, designed to blow your mind.
Is it sacrilegious to suggest that Easter was a good day to see The Magic Play, since the story of Easter, if true, is the greatest magic act in human history? I here use magic in its broadest sense: as the phenomena we, in all our well-honed rationality, cannot explain but which is true nonetheless.