Arts Desk

This Week in WCP Arts: Sucker Punch, Frida Kahlo, Tilda Swinton

Chris Klimek leads the arts section with a close look at the training that went in Sucker Punch, Studio Theatre's upcoming play about two boxers whose friendship is tested in Margaret Thatcher's England. Sound effects abound! Kriston Capps picks apart "Frida Kahlo: Her Photos," the audience magnet of dubious interest currently on view at Artisphere. Tricia Olszewski reviews the eerie, excellent We Need to Talk About Kevin—starring Tilda Swinton as the mother of a teenage mass murderer—and Undefeated, a misty-eyed but worthwhile documentary following an inner-city high school football coach. Mike Paarlberg reviews the Washington National Opera's production of Così Fan Tutte, Mozart's morally suspect tale of fiance-swapping best buds. Klimek reviews No Rules Theatre Company's strong production of Peter Pan: The Boy Who Hated Mothers—which, as you can probably tell from the title, is a rather melancholic take on the J.M. Barrie classic. And in One Track Mind, Marcus J. Moore chats with Madia about her quiet-storm R&B.

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