After a somewhat unexciting fall lineup, biting drama makes a welcome return to Round House. For its production of Glengarry Glen Ross, the company has employed an all-star cast of D.C. actors to depict the down-on-their-luck real estate salesmen at the center of David Mamet's play. It's set at the height of the '80s housing boom [...]
Posts Tagged ‘Mary Zimmerman’
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 [...]
The black-box theater at Source is not an obvious place to build a pool. First of all, it's small—a perfect space for intimate audiences and shows that focus on content but eschew spectacle. In that sense, the venue doesn't quite lends itself to Constellation Theatre Company's staging of Metamorphoses. Based primarily on Ovid's poem, Mary Zimmerman's [...]
Arts Desk won't make a habit of reporting on season announcements this year—there are, after all, more than 70 professional theater companies in the D.C. area. But Arena's unveiling of its 2012-2013 slate is interesting for a few reasons. Briefly:
1) Tazewell Thompson's new play Mary T. and Lizzy K. is scheduled to run March 15 to April [...]
The state of the assemblage is strong: Cultural stuff happens in Washington, people do things to elucidate that stuff, we put some of it in Far Out vs. Hot Dang, and thus your life is infinitely improved. It's OK if the relationship is a bit "host/parasite." We think it tickles.
"I have three hairs on [...]
Candide hurls its characters from a storybook castle into a garden hedged ‘round by a new-earned knowledge of good and evil, and in the process it cracks open their heads and their hearts. Ours, too.
At least in Mary Zimmerman’s thoughtful, emotional production—are there two words that chime together better when the subject is theater?—this is [...]
Gentle readers, today Far Out vs. Hot Dang is here to warn you not to reflect too much upon 2010. Nostalgia generally is for suckers. You'll thank us for saying it now, rather than three weeks from now. And while you're striving to avoid suckerishness, we've got the usual dose of cool-ish shit and hot-ish [...]
It's so very cold this morning. Here's today's cultural snark attack:
In the wake of Hide/Seek appreciators Mike Blasenstein and Mike Iacovone's scuttled attempt to display David Wojnarowicz's A Fire in My Belly on an iPad at the entrance to the National Portrait Gallery's exhibit over the weekend, TBD's Maura Judkis suggests that Blasenstein and Iacovone are [...]