Back in the 1990s, when I first saw Fires in the Mirror, a play about a conflict in which African Americans and Orthodox Jews battled in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, I wanted to meet Anna Deavere Smith. That play was amazing, it broke new ground and introduced like a mini-explosion a talented, gifted, […]
Who is this man, this beast, this Red Bastard? He is not – to reassure readers of a certain age – Joe Stalin, back from the dead. Nor is he Christopher Hitchens, who some consider a well-read bastard. He is, instead, a roly-poly anti-clown, as red as a fire-truck, a provocateur, a confronter, a producer […]
Catching up with two of the stars from Candide Over the years, you see a lot of them, and sometimes you wonder. You know, the backup singer, the understudy, the impossibly young and good looking men and women, singing, dancing, mike in hand, hoofing like mad, handsome lads, pretty girls who always look like they […]
A MONUMENTAL ACHIEVEMENT An Interview With Jennifer Mendenhall on her appearance in The Monument produced by Theater Alliance at H Street Playhouse. Jennifer Mendenhall speaks about developing the thirst for theatre and how it feeds the soul.
Chief Ike’s Mambo Room was the venue for Solas Nua and Forum’s Beckett 100 year birthday party on Tuesday night. I arrived around five thirty just in time to find the Solas Nua crew blowing up the balloons. Our staff writer Tim Treanor and his wife Lorraine Treanor arrived shortly thereafter and our reporting crew […]
So you’re sitting in your seat – excellent seat, second row center – watching Caroline, or Change and some cretin starts talking behind you. Well, they’ve reminded everyone to turn their cell phones off, and to put their candy away, but they forgot to say stop talking. And this guy is nattering on. What do […]