Pink Carpet Project: Seattle Fashion Stands with Planned Parenthood. Thursday, March 1st (8pm) at Fred Wildlife Refuge. This is a 21 and over event.
A pane of glass separated us. You were out on the street and I was in a hotel lobby. You were walking by like an ivory tower on heels. Your dark brown hair fell lightly on your shoulders, your bosom bounced subtly, your hips swayed. And then you did something I never expected; you looked at me directly in the eyes, and your face lit up.
Jane Austen’s novel Emma has proven strong enough over the past two hundred years to connect with many different audiences. It has also proven flexible enough to withstand the separate approaches of faithful rendition and tangential adaptation. It has withstood both stiff, starchy costume drama versions such as the BBC miniseries and even modern-dress musical versions.
As Argentine theater director German D’Alessandro says, “We are still in search of what is really our tradition in theatre and culture generally speaking.” This is also, however, a great strength, as Mr. D’Alessandro notes: “Because we are not part of any important tradition we can risk more than other countries.” This risk is a beautiful thing that allows for many beautiful plays like El pasado es un animal grotesco.
John Allis attends the world premiere production of Charles Waxberg’s A Shade of Green at Theater 9/12, and comes back praising every element highly.
John Allis takes in Annex’s Cocktails at the Centre of the Earth, and while it is every bit the zany, madcap, pun-filled steampunk romp it promises to be, there’s not much else there.
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.
Tartuffe is a neoclassical play. In order to translate it into English for a modern American audience, one must choose not only between meaning and sound, prose and poetry, but also between spirit and accuracy, idiom and trope.