King Richard II

If you accept divine right of kings, then loyalty should be absolute. Betraying the king would be tantamount to betraying God. But then there are the tricky realities of governance. Is the king still divine if he cannot rule? And if you usurp that king, are you acting for or  ...

Q & A w/Carmela Greco

La Emi is the stage name for Emmy Grimm, a Flamenco artist based in Santa Fe who began her dancing career with Maria Benitez, and has made annual trips to Spain, where she was invited to live with Carmela Greco, daughter of the legendary Jose Greco, and a renowned dancer  ...

SFDanceworks

In the works of Christopher Bruce, there is never the slightest whiff of the counterfeit. Pieces he creates tend to circumnavigate a family of themes whose touchpoints include abuse of power, loss, or simple-seeming but significant transformations—comic or tragic--within a configuration of intimates. Steps, gestures, and music selection, are profoundly  ...

Moka (2016)

“Moka” is a revenge thriller tendering a compact story that traverses Lac Leman (Lake Geneva). Some of its action plays out on the lake’s French bank in the city of Évian-les-Bains, and the rest in the Swiss city of Lausanne. Its title refers to the color of a car involved  ...

A Night with Janis Joplin

A cross between a musical profile and a rock and roll show, Randy Johnson’s “A Night with Janis Joplin” is undoubtedly entertaining. The best aspect of the evening is Kacee Clanton, who does a fabulous Janis. She has the deep throaty voice, the slightly frowsy look and the small sexy  ...

How To Cut With A Knife

At the trendy low-scale New York eatery, owner Mike wants to make things upscale, by hiring his former boss George, a former top chef, now a middle-age divorced alcoholic fresh from drug and alcohol rehab. That is the set up for “How To Cut With A Knife” by Will  ...

Letters from Baghdad (2016)

Everybody has heard of T. E. Lawrence--"Lawrence of Arabia"--adventurer, explorer, expert on what's now called the Middle East. Certainly every movie-goer has seen Peter O'Toole in flowing white robes, riding through the wide-angle desert with his coterie of Arab horsemen. Far fewer people have heard of Gertrude Bell  ...