Who can predict what will happen the moment after a first kiss? Those tender, uncertain seconds can reveal worlds about the heart you’ve just touched. But they can also reveal the secret heart of the world around you — an unnerving notion at the core of Diana Son’s gentle, intelligent 1998 drama.
11 shows and 1 movie I’m glad I saw
I had to slow down a bit after having heart surgery the end of February, so I carefully selected shows I thought I’d have a great time seeing and for the most part I chose wisely. The critics have spoken (and you can read their reviews here) but here’s my take.
No Rules announces season of double-edged stories
No Rules Theatre Company, this year’s Aniello Award co-recipient which is bi-located in D.C. and Winston-Salem, NC, will be presenting a 2011-2012 DC season which features three plays notable for their dual personalities.
Nothing’s cozy like the cosmos. One would think that such a never-ending freezing expanse would snuff out the flames of life, but more often than not it brings us closer together, huddled in our smallness. Surrounded by light-years of darkness and ice, we rely on the inches between us that touch.
You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
“It’s hard on a face when it gets laughed in,” bemoans Charlie Brown comically in No Rules Theater Company’s debut musical production, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Based on the iconic comic strip “Peanuts” by Charles M. Schulz, this fun and family-friendly comedic musical tells the story of an average day in the life […]
Matt Cowart on directing You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
When I heard that Matt Cowart (Sondheim the Birthday Concert) was directing You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown at No Rules Theatre Company, I knew I had to interview him. After speaking with Matt on the phone, I realized that I had seen many productions where Matt assisted one of my favorite directors – Lonny […]
Here’s how you can tell your play is working: when you’ve got an Amen Corner. And there was plenty of that in No Rules Theatre’s first production: LaBute’s Some Girl(s).