This Week in WCP Arts: Gaurav Gopalan, Fela!, Moneyball
Trey Graham leads this week's arts section with his deep and affecting look at the life and final days of Garauv Gopalan, a local theatermaker who was murdered in Columbia Heights earlier this month. Bob Mondello reviews the Harman Center's Fela!, an ecstatic revolutionary musical, and Arena's Trouble in Mind, Alice Childress' backstage almost-classic about race in America. Rebecca J. Ritzel reviews GALA Hispanic Theatre's ¡Ay, Carmela!, a sweet comedy about the horrors of the Spanish Civil War, while Trey Graham gives Southern approval to Signature Theatre's Sweet Tea: Black Gay Men of the South. Tricia Olszewski reviews Moneyball, the film adaptation of Michael Lewis's book about how an unusual statistical model changed baseball, and Restless, which is the first Gus Van Sant movie that feels like it belongs on Lifetime. And in One Track Mind, I chat with punky jangle-poppers Dot Dash, whose members have been in a million cool bands.