Tuesday, September 27, 2022
African-American Shakespeare Company were the core cast of a stripped down version of the play that was performed in between musical movements. They were wonderful, funny and had perfect diction. Unfortunately, they were joined by local celebrities, reading off scripts, and generally being clumsy. It didn't matter. The Tragedy of Pyramus and Thisbe still made me laugh uproariously.
Saturday, September 24, 2022
(Click here for an article by Janos Gereben on the transformation.) Its refurbished design was a particularly apt setting for the show, with brilliant contributions by Lighting and Scenic Designer Luke Kritzeck.
Sunday, September 18, 2022
click here for tickets. (Pictured above is Cleopatra holding Antony in her arms as he dies from his self-inflected wounds in a deeply sad, rueful ending focusing on mortality and the death of empires.)
Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Jamaican/British composer Eleanor Alberga. It was described in the program by the composer as a fun bit of music, nothing serious, but it turned out to be way more complex than that description, with intricately intertwined piano lines unknotting themselves into dance rhythms and then knotting up again in a different way.
Errollyn Wallen's crazed 1990 The Girl in My Alphabet.
which you can read about here.
Sunday, September 11, 2022
Wikipedia account, "In 1968, fellow artist Poppy Johnson and art critic Lucy Lippard founded the Ad Hoc Women's Art Committee with Ringgold and protested a major modernist art exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Members of the committee demanded that women artists account for fifty percent of the exhibitors and created disturbances at the museum by singing, blowing whistles, chanting about their exclusion, and leaving raw eggs and sanitary napkins on the ground. Not only were women artists excluded from this show, but no African-American artists were represented either." Pictured above from that period is her 1969 Black Light Series #12: Party Time.