by Brian Slattery | Feb 26, 2015 1:49 pm
“When it comes to the physical side of things, you have to know how to hit someone without damaging a kidney.”
“I’m proud of the fact that I got two kids out of my small hole. My boys are awesome.”
So said two of the eight women — including a nun, a dominatrix, a musician, a lawyer, an actress, and someone who worked for Mother Teresa in Calcutta — in Shiny Objects, a show conceived, developed, and performed by Maura Hooper and Zenzi Williams for a Feb. 19–21 run at the Yale Cabaret.
by Paul Bass | Feb 25, 2015 8:11 am
Curtiss Cook Jr. has an all-too-familiar story to tell New Haven, one he hopes the city will help him unpack: a story about a young African-American man, full of promise, shot dead in a senseless murder.
by Markeshia Ricks | Feb 24, 2015 3:01 pm | Comments (24)
John Cavaliere doesn’t want Lyric Hall to be added to a growing list of places in New Haven that used to be — but a five-figure back-taxes bill threatens to lower the curtain on the Westville cultural gathering place.
by Donald Brown | Feb 24, 2015 8:37 am | Comments (1)
For six years, A Broken Umbrella Theatre has been producing theatrical works that incorporate New Haven history, staged in relevant locations. With Seen Change!, which has its final run of shows Feb. 25–28, the local troupe has put together a show that trades upon the history of theater in New Haven, using the Shubert lobby for Act I, the lobby of the Taft next door — where traditionally opening night receptions were held — for Act II, and the stage and orchestra section of the Shubert itself for Act III.
by Staff | Feb 23, 2015 3:05 pm | Comments (1)
James Andreassi, the guiding spirit behind New Haven’s Elm Shakespeare Company, has decided to retire as artistic director. But he has one more round of free summer performances to stage first.
by Staff | Feb 20, 2015 1:34 pm
The New Haven Firebird Society and Beulah Heights First Pentecostal Church are sponsoring a black history theater workshop series for the last two Saturdays in February.
by C.A. Nolte | Feb 20, 2015 11:44 am
At The Outer Space music club, everyone had come to hear writer, comedianne, and radio show host Ophira Eisenberg’s comedy.
For her part, Eisenberg was perhaps hoping to have people correctly pronounce her name.
“My name is Ophira Eisenberg, or as I was introduced recently at a party, as Oprah ... something Jewish,” she said.
And then there was the hapless fellow she met in a bar, whose inability to understand her name ended, as most bar misunderstandings do, in Nazis: “ ‘Your name is the Fuhrer!?’ Yes. Yes. The Fuhrer Eisenberg.”
by Lucy Gellman | Feb 18, 2015 4:23 pm
I was raised in a pretty heteronormative household on the East Side of Detroit. My mother, who put herself through college and has had a full-time job since age 21, does not find anything remotely funny about drag. For her, drag is clear-cut, simplistic, and injurious.
by Thomas Breen | Feb 16, 2015 3:53 pm
On Thursday night, Bennett Lovett-Graff, George Kulp, and J. Kevin Smith smuggled two epic poems into the Institute Library, disguised as 20th-century American short stories.
The two stories, Harlan Ellison’s “Along the Scenic Route” (1975) and John Cheever’s “The Swimmer” (1964), were the featured works in February’s installment of Listen Here!, one of the Chapel Street upstairs haunt’s several now-regular events.
by Brian Slattery | Feb 16, 2015 12:51 pm | Comments (1)
Gov. Dannel Malloy may have called for a second-chance society. But the people who make money off the prison system have no interest in second chances. They just want to make money. And nothing will change until that does.
That was the message from the audience at the New Haven Public Library Saturday to Rev. Marilyn B. Kendrix. She was there as co-author of The Justice Imperative: How Hyper-Incarceration Has Hijacked the American Dream, which makes the case for criminal justice reform in Connecticut. The talk was sponsored by the library and the Long Wharf Theatre, in anticipation of brownsville song (b-side for tray), which will run Mar. 25 to Apr. 19.