In which Jose Amador discusses Maria Glanz’s See Me Naked and finds that the title is simply the lure, whether the production delivers on the promise of the title is just an excuse to get one thinking about society’s general preconceptions about the nude body.
Strawberry Workshop’s production of Theresa Rebeck’s The Bells is a mystery that evokes the isolation found in the Klondikes at the turn of the 20th Century as a backdrop. José Amador breaks it down to its component parts and shares the results.
The production of Tommy Smith’s White Hot inspires comparisons to Neil Labute and Sarah Kane, placing it in context with their abrasive and corrosive works in a favorable light.
For the second weekend in a row, José Amador compels you to visit On the Boards to witness its current production, and supplies musical annotations to help you familiarize with the elements invoked by it.
It has arrived a little earlier than expected: 2012’s first massive wave of theatrical activity is here! José Amador guides through the various productions about town, and tries to give them all the attention they deserve.
Announcing the birth of a new set of awards for local theater: The Gypsy Rose Lee Awards.
José Amador discusses the main difference between this and other awards, namely that the honorees were arrived at by the consensus of a group of theater critics, of which he and Omar Willey were but two.
It is preposterously easy to imagine the kind of person who would leave the theater after seeing Rabih Mroué’s Looking for a missing employee, currently playing at On the Boards through two more performances today (one at 4:00p.m. and another at 8:00p.m.), feeling a misplaced sense of jingoistic superiority. José Amador explains why this would be missing the point.
Here’s what nobody’s saying regarding the glorious aspect of the “Snow in Seattle” phenomenon: It just takes some warm wind and rain, and it melts faster than anything…In the meantime, we have a bunch of cars with California plates driving like black ice is a figment of somebody else’s imagination, and theater companies are deciding what to do with the shows that are set to open this weekend. Already we’ve seen one opening pushed back a week, and a couple of others making adjustments. In the meantime, here’s what’s on offer once the roadways are clear, or you decide to take in something within walking distance, and companies are ready to go.
Seattle gets itself into a tizzy over the mere possibility of the season’s first snow, events were still taking place all over town.