Posts Tagged ‘King Lear’

Synetic, Studio Lead Helen Hayes Awards Nominations

Well, now we know you can't spend your way to a Helen Hayes Awards sweep. The biggest musical on a D.C. stage last year, the Kennedy Center's new production of Follies, may have cost $7.3 million to mount, featured of retinue of Broadway leading ladies, and transfered to the Great White Way, but last night it [...]

Tears of Clowns: Synetic’s King Lear, Reviewed

The person who accompanied me to Synetic Theater’s characteristically spry adaptation of King Lear maintains, I think soundly, that the play is about the erosion and ultimate failure of language. So perhaps there’s more reason to try this one sans nouns, sans verbs, sans adjectives, sans everything spoken, than to muzzle other Shakespearean tragedies.
This [...]

Far Out vs. Hot Dang, Vol. 32

Yes, alas, Far Out vs. Hot Dang is taking a two-week hiatus. It will be a dim, formless fortnight, but you can handle it. When we return on May 6, we'll be laden with awesomeness, and you will be made whole again, kids!

"you’re taking someone’s favorite all-time love song and flipping it around and saying [...]

Arts Roundup: Free Cone Day! Edition

Maybe Free Cone Day new is better fare for our colleagues over at Young & Hungry, but, still.
Cooling Card: DCist contributor Brandon Gentry goes very, very long on Jawbox's For Your Own Special Sweetheart (as part of the site's occasionally occurring "Secret History" series, wherein the profiles of classic D.C. albums are aired). And very, [...]