Posts Tagged ‘Folger Theatre’

Folger Theatre’s Henry V, Reviewed

The Chorus' famous apology—"this unworthy scaffold," he calls the stage in his opening speech—provides the organizing principle of Robert Richmond's lean, consciously theatrical staging of Henry V at the Folger Theatre. That, and a sober sense of the price of power; Zach Appelman's charismatic young Henry grows up and sobers up convincingly before the audience's [...]

Arts Roundup: Helen Hayes Edition

The 2013 Helen Hayes Awards nominees are here! [Theatre Washington]
Toby's Dinner Theatre racked up eight nominations for its production of The Color Purple; Signature's Dreamgirls, Woolly's The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, and Folger's The Taming of the Shrew also fared well. [Post]
The Washington Performing Arts Society hires a new president: Stanford Live director Jenny Bilfield [...]

ToDo ToDay: Menzingers!

“I will fuck this up, I fucking know it,” goes the hook on “The Obituaries,” one of the most memorable songs from The Menzingers’ 2012 album, On the Impossible Past. Despite the pessimism, the Pennsylvania-based band has had a great couple of years, recently signing to punk heavyweight Epitaph Records and releasing one of last year’s [...]

This Week in WCP Arts: Fall Arts Guide!

Our arts section this week is bursting. Bursting! Why? It's Fall Arts Guide week. We've assembled a comprehensive guide to the most thought-provoking exhibits, film, and performers coming to town between through December, and we really recommend you read it. Skim our critic's picks and listings online, or pick up a copy of the real [...]

This Week in WCP Arts: Summer Music Guide!

Summer Music Guide! That's what you'll find on the cover of this week's City Paper—our picks for the best classical, jazz, hip-hop, indie rock, and EDM. Oh, and a fuck-ton of listings. Basically, you're covered.
Jeffry Cudlin leads the arts section with his review of the National Gallery of Art's "Joan Miró: The Ladder of Escape," which [...]

Why Did So Few Critics Address The Gaming Table’s Pseudo-Rape Scene?

If you couldn't tell from the headline, this post contains a pretty big spoiler.
The Gaming Table—the largely diverting, sumptuously designed, Restoration-era cards-and-costumes comedy by Susanna Centlivre currently on stage at the Folger Theatre—has been getting a lot of credit for its gender politics. The Washington Post profiled its all-female production staff led by director Eleanor Holdridge. [...]

This Week in WCP Arts: Library of Congress, Agnes Bolt, Othello

John Anderson leads this week's section with a feature about the Library of Congress' duplication services, which are no longer selling darkroom-made prints. Franz Jantzen, a darkroom printer whose freelance work for LoC has now ended, says it's our loss. Kriston Capps reviews Project 4's Agnes Bolt solo show—you'll remember Bolt is the Pittsburgh artist [...]

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