Posts Tagged ‘Tazewell Thompson’

Virginia Opera’s Carmen, Reviewed

Louis C.K. has a bit in which he notes how incredible it is that women continue to go out with men, given that the number one threat to women, and chief cause of injury and mayhem to them is, well, men. The number one threat to men? Heart disease.
So it’s worth remembering that in Carmen, [...]

ToDo ToDay: Sublime Frequencies, Egg Creams, and “Consensual Sext”

For a record label, Sublime Frequencies’ crate-digging is extreme in its far-reaching trippiness. Since 2003, label cofounders Hisham Mayet and Alan Bishop have collected rare records and made field recordings around the world, then released them in limited editions. But the label doesn’t just offer music. Sublime Frequencies’ folk cinema has captured song and dance [...]

Bros Before Throes: Virginia Opera’s Pearl Fishers, Reviewed

The nice thing about modernity is, thanks to things like books and TV and the Internet, we can actually know what people in Sri Lanka are like: how they live, worship, their system of government, and so on. We don’t have to just make shit up like Georges Bizet did. His opera Les pêcheurs de [...]

Four Things About Arena Stage’s 2012-2013 Season

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 [...]