December 2012 Archives

Apples from the desert at Theater J

Posted by Randy Shulman
December 16, 2012 7:32 PM |
Theater J presents Savyon Liebrecht's Apples from the Desert, a poignant drama about love and reconciliation, which was a hit in Israel. The play, directed by Johanna Gruenhut, follows the young Sephardic Rivka, a religious teenager, who falls for Dooby, a secular kibbutznik, at a dance class in Jerusalem. Sarah Marshall and Jennifer Mendenhall lead the cast. Now to Jan. ... [Read]

Anais Mitchell at The Hamilton

Posted by Randy Shulman
December 3, 2012 2:20 PM |
After opening for Bon Iver at Merriweather Post Pavilion a couple months ago, swoon-worthy indie-folk artist Anais Mitchell stops by downtown's Hamilton Live on a tour promoting her latest album Young Man in America, offering assessments of her compatriots with a y chromosome. Hopefully she'll also perform selections from her wonderfully imaginative, powerhouse folk-opera Hadestown, based on the Orpheus myth ... [Read]

The Santaland Diaries at Fort Fringe

Posted by Randy Shulman
December 1, 2012 11:07 AM |
City Artistic Partnerships offers this year's local production of the popular stage show Joe Mantello adapted from David Sedaris's writings. Joe Brack returns as the man who narrates Sedaris's hysterical and true adventures as a hired elf in Macy's Santaland. Danny Cackley adds live, on-stage sound design. Directed by Matty Griffiths. Opens tonight, Saturday, Dec. 1, at 8 p.m. Runs ... [Read]

The Santaland Diaries

Posted by Randy Shulman
December 1, 2012 10:30 AM |
City Artistic Partnerships offers this year's local production of the popular stage show Joe Mantello adapted from David Sedaris's writings. Joe Brack returns as the man who narrates Sedaris's hysterical and true adventures as a hired elf in Macy's Santaland. Danny Cackley adds live, on-stage sound design. Directed by Matty Griffiths. Opens tonight, Saturday, Dec. 1, at 8 p.m. Runs ... [Read]

WSC Avant Bard presents a production of Luigi Pirandello's Six Characters in Search of an Author, translated by Carl R. Mueller and directed by Tom Prewitt. The show is set during a rehearsal for Pirandello's The Rules of the Game, in which actors and a director are interrupted by orphan characters, seeking to have their story told. To Dec. ... [Read]