All posts tagged "arena stage"

  • Party Games

    There are, at times, movie adaptations of a play so potent, they threaten every live performance that follows. Take, for example, Richard Brooks's Cat on...

  • Let Me Down Easy — Final Weekend!

    Well known to some from NBC’s The West Wing, Anna Deavere Smith is a triple threat actress/playwright/author. But she’s also a storyteller and historian, capturing...

  • Magic Carpet Ride

    Aladdin doesn't appear in Mary Zimmerman's The Arabian Nights. Neither does Sinbad the Sailor. Both fairy tales weren't originally part of the stories of Scheherazade,...

  • Voice of America

    Although known by many Americans for her portrayal as Dr. Nancy McNally, the national security advisor on NBC's The West Wing, or as Gloria Akalitus,...

  • Legacy of 'The Laramie Project' [video]

    Few plays have taken root in the public consciousness — and served as the public conscience — as has ''The Laramie Project,'' Moises Kaufman and...

  • Sweet Secrets

    With Marcus; Or the Secret of Sweet, playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney returns Studio Theatre audiences to San Pere, La., a housing project that sits somewhere...

  • every tongue confess at Arena Stage

    On the surface, Marcus Gardley has written with every tongue confess a kind of Southern fairy tale about hatred and racism and rejection in this...

  • Lieberman Slams “Uninformed Staffers”; Update on GOP Votes & Reid Procedure

    “Staffers” quoted anonymously by various news outlets about the chances of passage for any consideration of the National Defense Authorization Act prompted a critical reaction...

  • Bold Confession

    The surest way for any theater critic to cover his ass is to say that a certain play or musical ''will mean different things to...

  • Storied Lives

    Moises Kaufman Moises Kaufman enjoys telling stories. He especially enjoys telling stories about how we tell stories. The Venezuelan-born, gay playwright and director says narrative...

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