Laurie Anderson – Song and Stories from Moby Dick

Laurie Anderson never makes it easy. Either she is a brilliant stage designer and performer, her work transcending labels and calling forth a stunning new hybrid form which includes dance, music, and spoken word, with each minute infused with a rush of the most amazing sound and visual technological  ...

And God Created Great Whales – Rinde Eckert

As ticketholders file into the theater, Rinde Eckert is seated at a piano on stage, facing away from the audience. Ethereal electronic music floats through the house. Multicolored light bulbs and many tape recorders are suspended from the ceiling on wires creating a forest of verticals on the  ...

Amy’s View

Teal & Orange Cubes Tapestry Carpet Bag with Shoulder Strap Amy’s View, the David Hare vehicle for Dame Judi Dench currently playing on Broadway, is a stirring, complex play that follows a mother-daughter relationship over sixteen years. The mother is Esme Allen (played by Dench),  ...

Karen Akers

An enthusiastic crowd welcomed Karen Akers on her opening night at San Francisco's Plush Room. Her engagement there is the first in a rich series of programs booked by Trevor Logan in conjunction with the West Coast Cabaret Convention. Akers makes a stunning stage appearance, with a twenties-look  ...

A Life – Hugh Leonard

Hugh Leonard is a prolific writer with thirty-two stage plays to his credit. A Life was first produced by the Abbey Theatre in 1979 and has had successful runs in cities around the world. The Abbey Theater has revived it this summer in a delightful production that gives a  ...

500 Clown MacBeth

500 Clown Macbeth is the signature work of the Chicago-based performance art theater group 500 Clown. Intent on breaking through what’s known in theater as the Fourth Wall (that invisible barrier between actors and audience), three actors—Molly Brennan (Kevin), Adrian Danzig (Bruce), and Paul Kalina (Shank)—deconstruct the Shakespearean tragedy of  ...

1900 The Pianist on the Ocean – Alesandro Baricco

1900 is an interesting evening’s theatre. I hesitate to call it a play because even its creator does not. Novecento, to give it its original title, was written in 1994 by Italian novelist and essayist Alessandro Baricco as a story/monologue for the actor Eugenio Allegri to perform. With the  ...

culturevulture.net – review

By T. Coraghessan Boyle This book was written after its writer, Thomas John Boyle, became T. Coraghessan Boyle, but before he morphed into merely T.C. Boyle. Some online sites suggest that Coraghessan was a middle name made up because it was 'sexier' than mere John, or T.J.,  ...