Posts Tagged ‘David Mamet’

Arts Roundup: Artisphere’s Sustainability Edition

Arlington County Manager Barbara Donnellan says she's "forcing" Artisphere "to reevaluate how they operate." [ArlNow]
Classical music critic Anne Midgette on music education in schools: It might be great for kids, but it doesn't necessarily turn them into future symphony subscribers. [Post]
The Anacostia totem pole serves as an odd tribute to Native American culture in a [...]

ToDo ToDay: Nick Offerman, The Evens, and a Race Symposium at the D.C. JCC

"Ham" isn’t the first word you’d use to describe the comedy of Parks and Recreation star Nick Offerman. He’s more about folksy, faux-masculine deadpan. When he brings the show to the Warner Theatre, he’ll deliver observations from his years in show business, plus a few references to the Parks and Rec gags that have dominated certain segments [...]

Arts Roundup: The David Mamet Problem Edition

Expanding on last week's Twitter back-and-forth about the complex relationship theater folks have with conservative playwright David Mamet, Project Gym founder Hannah Hessel elaborates on why she can't stand the guy. [Gwydion Suilebhan]
Ford Motor Co. donates $500,000 to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. [Post]
Idiots sign White House petition to "make the My Bloody Valentine website [...]

The Twitter Spat Mamet Wrought: Should Theatergoers Boycott the Gun-Lovin’ Playwright?

If you've sat within five feet of a liberal-skewing Facebook news feed this week, you've probably heard about playwright David Mamet's humdinger of a Newsweek cover story, delectably headlined "Hands Off Our Guns," that made an odd and miscalculated argument against President Obama's gun control plan. In it, the brilliant author of Glengarry Glen Ross, Speed-the-Plow, [...]

The Water Engine at Spooky Action, Reviewed

What if a car could run on water? The possibility exists in the garage of working-class inventor Charles Lang, as imagined by David Mamet in The Water Engine. This "American fable," as the play is subtitled, is set during the Great Depression around the time of Chicago's World's Fair, and follows Lang's efforts to to patent his revolutionary [...]

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