Goyescas is a term used to represent the revival and preservation of Spanish nationalism in music, a movement popular in the early 1900’s and the title of the opera now being staged by In Series. Goyesquitas in an interactive family show that helps kids understand this movement, with emphasis on the game-playing, joyous traditions unique to the Spanish […]
“…it’s kind of terrifying how relevant it is all of a sudden. And I’m hoping … that people are going to hear this play this time around in a way that maybe they have not heard it before.” I was speaking with Andrus Nichols who plays Beatrice in the acclaimed production of Arthur Miller’s A […]
You know how sometimes you laugh til you hurt? Or when you’re hurt so much the only real response left is laughter? Those are the real underpinnings of good comedy: tell the truth, then find the underlying ridiculousness about it. That’s why so much breakthrough humor in the last century has come from populations on the […]
As we hurl toward an unpredictable and increasingly surreal election in November, Donald Trump’s persona is hard to avoid. Endlessly looped on news broadcasts and grabbing headlines each day with his latest provocations, he has finally achieved the level of ubiquity that many suspect compelled him to join the race just over a year ago. […]
The Rude Mechnical’s Reflecting Antigone is true Fringe: Unique and moving, if weighed down by imperfect execution. If you can forgive it for its many rough edges, you will find a solid and important message at its core.
Henrik Ibsen shocked the world with the psychological portrait of a female “monster of unsexed depravity” in his Hedda Gabler and cemented his reputations as the father of modern drama, in particular theatrical realism. Six generations later, Irish playwright Mark O’Rowe still shocks with his own adaptation. But by ditching the original societal context, O’Rowe […]