“The Taming of the Shrew” – August 26, 2015

In Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew,” the indelible Kate and Petruchio—a feisty, ferocious fiancé and her would-be “tamer”—together discover something truly amazing and surprising. They discover that even after 400 years, people will see a show about two people fighting with each other until they finally fall in love. Kate and Petruchio are amongst […]

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” – August 12, 2015

“Oh, what fools these mortal’s be!” “The course of true love never did run smooth.” “Love looks not with the eyes but with the mind.” There are a lot of great lines in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, but one of my favorites comes close to the end. It’s a theater review, of sorts. Having […]

Maintaining That Festival State-Of-Mind – August 5, 2015

Last week—in my report on Dezi Gallegos’ new show, ‘Yesterday Again’—I spent a lot of time talking about newness, originality, world premieres, fresh spins on old themes…  You know.. Stuff we haven’t seen before. Since then, I’ve been thinking a lot about this, in part because this week marks the one-year-anniversary of my trip to […]