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.
The theme of the new Jason Wu for Target collection is mischief. Cute and appropriate. If the line wasn’t pretty and accessible enough, Mr. Wu added an adorable mascot to his marketing. Genius.
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.
Though she was born in Seoul and grew up partly in California, author Krys Lee also has a few ties to Washington State. Some of her work is based on her activist work with North Korean defectors. Ms. Lee is reading at the Seattle branch of the University Bookstore on the second leg of her book tour, and was kind enough to answer some questions for us.
Heel-toe, heel-toe, thought Jerry as he walked down the sidewalk. His new shoes felt like cinder blocks tied to his feet. They were were shiny and black and rather handsome looking, but it wasn’t until Jerry had gotten home from buying them that he saw the soles were extremely thick–nearly three inches. Good lord, thought Jerry, I’m over six feet tall now with these shoes. He was sure that the people around him were smirking at his overcompensating footwear.
As anyone who ever attended a Puget Sound Cinema Society screening knows, I love Don Hertzfeldt’s work. His brilliant Lily and Jim was one of the show-stoppers of the old PSCS days and his work has only grown funnier and richer since then.
Part of the brilliant UW World Series of Music and Dance, Shen Wei Dance Arts has been hailed as “startlingly imaginative performance for forward-looking audiences.” Test the superlatives out for yourselves. It’s been awhile since Shen Wei Dance Arts brought their Rite of Spring and the beautiful Folding to the Meany, so it is nice to have them back.