by Chris Arnott | Apr 3, 2014 11:24 pm
The last time Athol Fugard performed on a stage in New Haven, in A Place With the Pigs at Yale Rep in 1987, he scurried and hid and played paranoid, in a historical drama about an undetected WWII deserter.
In his grand return to acting, in the world premiere of his The Shadow of a Hummingbird at the Long Wharf Theatre (through April 27), Athol Fugard is still finding himself. This time, though, his beard is not gray but pure white, he shuffles around in pajamas, and the history he records is his own.
by Lucy Gellman | Mar 31, 2014 2:58 pm | Comments (3)
“Why is it that people who shouldn’t have children have children?”
by Chris Arnott | Mar 31, 2014 11:54 am | Comments (3)
English comic Eddie Izzard played a short-notice show in town Friday night. Three shows, actually, in three different languages.
by Chris Arnott | Mar 28, 2014 1:10 pm | Comments (1)
JCC Theaterworks understands the concept of community.
Not in the sense of “amateur,” which is what we usually think of when we put the words “community” and “theater” together. Theaterworks comes out of a certain community. It finds scripts that raise provocative issues in that community. Then it brings in representatives from other communities to broaden the discussion. Finally, it doesn’t stick to its Jewish Community Center of Greater New Haven home base in Amity. It finds other venues and audiences, and communities.
by Christopher Arnott | Mar 21, 2014 11:34 am
Yeah, yeah, verily yeah!
These Paper Bullets! is a fab, gear, madcap, majestic play with music.
And it’s all New Haven’s, the way Shakespeare was all Avon’s and The Beatles were all Liverpool’s.
by Lucy Gellman | Mar 20, 2014 1:30 pm
by Allan Appel | Mar 19, 2014 12:01 pm
World-renowned playwright Athol Fugard is in town for the premier of The Shadow of the Hummingbird, his new long one-act about the disappearing capacity for play and for wonder delivered in the form of a grandparent-grandchild love story. It features a lot about bird watching, as well as Plato’s allegory of the cave
by Lucy Gellman | Mar 12, 2014 2:53 pm | Comments (3)
“Cross pride is on the rise!” exclaimed Edith Johnson, Wilbur Cross High School’s new principal, against a backdrop of enchanted trees and princesses roaming the stage in bright ball gowns. Next to her, Jennifer Frechette pinned Little Red Riding Hood’s bonnet back into place and nodded enthusiastically.
by Allan Appel | Mar 10, 2014 2:11 pm | Comments (3)
It survived the movies in the 1920s that gradually required bigger and bigger houses for the new cinematic melodramas and spectacles.
by Allan Appel | Mar 6, 2014 2:55 pm
Off stage they are drinking the right way, by raising a glass and toasting the first play their scrappy local company is producing in its first-ever permanent home.
Well, permanent at least for the next year.