Bhavesh Patel has had a busy year, appearing on Broadway, performing in Shakespeare in the Park and now taking on the role of Orsino in Shakespeare Theatre Company’s production of Twelfth Night, directed by area-favorite Ethan McSweeny.
Monday night was opening, and it all came together beautifully. I am deeply aware that I am representing cats everywhere and hope that people will consider that cats are not just lazy animals; they are talented divas – with personality!
Spiraling in, and spiraling out: two opposing journeys are on offer in a pair of hour long Pinter plays, directed by Shakespeare Theatre’s Artisic Director, Michael Kahn. The Lover and The Collection may well have been pet projects for the seasoned director, as there is a game spirit evident that enlivens these thorny dramas and makes […]
We were in the closing moments of my talk with Michael Kahn, then in the midst of directing two Pinter one acts. Given his recent announcement that he will leave Shakespeare Theatre Company in July, 2019, after more than thirty years at its head, I asked how involved with the company he intends to be […]
“We aren’t playing it for comedy, but you don’t actually play comedy for comedy anyway.” Michael Kahn (who is, as most readers will know, Artistic Director of Shakespeare Theatre Company) is readying a production of a pair of one-act plays by Harold Pinter. The bill includes The Collection, a “play I’ve always wanted to do,” […]
Thrilling whisker-tingling moment to be inside the Lansburgh Theatre at last. I was met at the door and escorted to my private dressing room. There was my name on the door. It’s spacious and even has an equity shower, though they should have considered my tastes more fully on that one. Water? Ugh. I especially […]
I confess nerves got to me before I went and I hid in the house, not sure I could face the pressure. Even on arrival I wasn’t sure I could cope. But there was the equity bulletin board that had a place for me to sign in. Next to it a picture of the cast, […]
Update – we have our winners. This contest is closed. Thanks to all who entered. More giveaways coming soon. We have 2 free pairs of tickets from Shakespeare Theatre Company to see Harold Pinter’s The Lover and The Collection at the Lansburgh Theatre.
Having lived my life in relative obscurity, I now find myself on the brink of celebrity. My early kittenhood was full of sadness, even tragedy. I was found stuffed in a downspout. My fur had rubbed off. I was shivering and starving. I must have looked wretched. No one wanted me. I heard a rather […]
Shakespeare is our North Star because every time we do one of his great plays, it is an opportunity to rethink our assumptions, as they define our present selves. I first saw Othello in 1969, when the Civil Rights Act was in the past but racism and segregation were not. The moment that it became […]