Posts Tagged ‘WSC Avant Bard’

This Week in WCP Arts: Breck Brunson, HARD ART DC 1979, The Descendants

Kriston Capps leads the arts section with his review of two gallery shows that should appeal to local rock fans: "Churchin'," an exhibit heavy on ecclesiastical found art by the former Apes singer Breck Brunson; and "HARD ART DC 1979," which collects Lucian Perkins' photographs from an moment in D.C. punk. I riff on the things bands [...]

The Final Days of Gaurav Gopalan

This article, from this week's print edition, expands and updates a blog post from last week.
The email came just a few weeks ago. The header said “A Huge Favor.” For Gaurav Gopalan, Heather Haney would probably have done two. She was that fond of him. Many, many people were.
They had met in the spring of [...]

A D.C. Theatermaker’s Shockingly Sudden Exit

The e-mail came just a few weeks ago. The header said "A Huge Favor." For Gaurav Gopalan, Heather Haney would probably have done two. She was that fond of him. Many people were.
They had met in the spring of 2006, soon after Gopalan left a voicemail asking if Haney wanted to try out for [...]

WSC Avant Bard’s Happy Days, Reviewed

You can’t talk about Happy Days, Samuel Beckett’s 50-year-old Rubik’s Cube of a play, without talking about The Mound. Enter a theater where its performance is imminent, and a giant anthill immediately floods your vision.
"Expanse of scorched grass rising centre to low mound" is how the playwright renders it in his famously clipped prose. "Gentle slopes down [...]

Washington Shakespeare Company Is Now…WSC Avant Bard?

For about a second earlier this year, I started evaluating local theater troupes' season announcements. Not shockingly, this didn't prove very interesting, and I stopped the project almost immediately. But today, finally, comes a season roll-out worthy of deeper investigation.
This season, the arty Arlington-based Washington Shakespeare Company is staging Happy Days by Samuel Beckett; The [...]

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