Don Giovanni, Santa Fe

Don GiovanniBy Wolfgang Amadeus MozartLibretto by Lorenzo da PonteConducted by Lawrence RenesSanta Fe OperaIn repertory through August 27, 2009http://www.santafeopera.org/Lucas Meachem (DonGiovanni). Photo: Ken Howard.Ah, Don Giovanni, perhaps the greatest lover of legend, seducer of thousands, portrayed by everybody from  ...

Beth Soll

Beth Soll and CompanyLament/Kvetch...and Romp!Cunningham Studio Theater, New YorkApril 18,19, 2009Photo: Erin BaianoThe human body can be markedly mundane or inconsequential in its expression, or it can tell us the truth about everything. I suppose that’s what keeps us  ...

Pina Bausch, A Remembrance

Pina Bausch—A remembranceReprinted from culturevulture.net writer Susan Yung’sSundayArts Blog for WNET New Yorkhttp://www.thirteen.org/sundayarts/blog/?p=192&preview=truePina Bausch. Photo: Jonathan Barth."Bamboo Blues" by Pina Bausch. Pablo Aran Gimeno and Ruth Amarante. Photo: Ulli Weiss.The great German choreographer Pina Bausch passed away on June  ...

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Atlanta Book by Marcus Hummon and Adrian Pasdar Music and Lyrics by Marcus Hummon Through: January 6, 2008 Geffen Playhouse, LA http://www.geffenplayhouse.com/ The Geffen Playhouse has an ambitious project on its rather small stage, the premier of a  ...

Argonautika

Written and directed by Mary Zimmerman Berkeley Repertory Theatre November 7-December 16, 2007 http://www.berkeleyrep.org/ Photo by Kevin Berne. Eros (Ronette Levenson) and Aphrodite (Tessa Klein). "So This is what the gods do to amuse themselves..." notes a king  ...

An Ideal Husband

By Oscar Wilde. Directed by Jonathan Moscone California Shakespeare Theater July 2-27, 2008 http://www.calshakes.org/ Julie Eccles as Gertrude Chiltern and Stacy Ross as Mrs. Cheveley. Photo: Kevin Berne Oscar Wilde’s over-the-topness, as a person and a writer,  ...

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The Andersen Project Written and directed by Robert Lepage Performed by Yves Jacques Presented by Cal Performances Zellerbach Playhouse, Berkeley May 28-June 1, 2008 http://www.calperfs.berkeley.edu/ The Beatles said it first: “All the lonely people, where do they  ...

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Almost an Evening by Ethan Coen at the Bleeker Street Theatre, New York. Featuring F. Murray Abraham. http://www.almostanevening.com/ The Seagull by Anton Chekhov at The Classic Stage Company. Featuring Dianne Wiest (Arkadine); Alan Cumming (Trigorin); others http://www.classicstage.org/seagull.html Ghosts by Henrik  ...

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National Tour Music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx Book by Jeff Whittey Puppets by Rick Lyon Orpheum Theatre, San Francisco August 7-September 2 http://www.shnsf.com/ For Los Angeles tour dates and mini-review, see below. Listen up  ...

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New York Theatre Workshop Directed by JoAnne Akalaitis Starring Mikhail Baryshinikov Music by Phillip Glass December 5-January 20, 2008 http://nytw.org/ Mikhail Baryshnikov has been making plenty of varied appearances in New York over the past year, so much so that  ...