We Are the World. We are the Cello.
Bao was rightfully back to her baton — this piece got so crazy, and oftentimes so fast, it would have been impossible to keep these bunch of drunks in sync without a stick with which to beat them!
Macbeth and Macbeth and Macbeth: Three Weird Macbeths
More power to Daniel Craig for trying to get our butts in the seats for a Shakespeare play! He doesn’t HAVE to do this. You get the feeling he WANTS to do this. I take it back – give the tickets out to the unruly high school kids. It’s the whole point. Go stars, go! …
College of Charleston’s Macbeth, Review
Like a poser at a pop concert, I get really excited for the ‘hits’: “Foul is fair, and fair is foul.” Oh yeah. “Something wicked this way comes.” Oh, cool. “Out, damned spot.” Right. “Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow,” “sleep no more,” “full of sound and fury….” How can anyone not have a good time,…
The Have Nots! Have Lots, Piccolo Spoleto Review
…Another scene had Rucker and Finch playing a premise completely devised by the audience — acting out “that famous Australian custom of flossing after sex.” This is when the night becomes great. Audience members have the goofiest things to say, and as Tavares says, “we try not to turn anything down.” So what you get…
Review of Jeffrey Hatcher’s Scotland Road, at Footlight Players
These sorts of plays are for those who like Richard Foreman or David lynch. There are insightful, sublime and terrifying moments, but many that just make you go, “huh?” A cutesy-da-da weirdness thing that makes you wonder if you’re missing something, so you think-think-think like Winnie the Pooh until you come up with a million…
Ghosts — The Play that Returned
Thus, on the topic of religion oppressing women, we need a MUCH more impassioned art, that speaks to all women, not just the Gen X and Boomer Rep audiences. An art that really captures today, the here-and-now. While I love the idea of this play, this production just doesn’t do that for me. It feels…
You Can’t Take It with You
“You Can’t Take It with You” has several plotlines that make for light, romantic farce — dealing with a young couple’s dilemma over their contrasting families and a kind, old anarchist’s dilemma over taxation — but the real meaning is in the title of the play.
A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking, Review
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College of Charleston’s Much Ado About Nothing
“Is Much Ado About Nothing a flowery, two and a half hour “Three’s Company” episode? Yes. Is it a smattering of ideas and humor and complicated characters that are well-acted and directed? Yes. …”
Jan Lisiecki, A Tale of Two Washingtons
Chopin Piano Concerto in DC; Chopin Nocturnes and Études in Seattle March 17, 2022 By S.E. Barcus Over the past two months, I had the chance to check out pianist Jan Lisiecki, a relatively young man (about to turn 27) who is marketed as pretty hot stuff. He is Polish-Canadian, and his claim to fame…