Theatre Review: ‘The Jungle Book’ by the Synetic Teen Ensemble, a project of the Synetic Family Theater

Everyone with a teen or pre-teen, everyone with a concern for adolescence and the struggles of coming of age, everyone with a love of theatre and its relationship to joy and community should go to see The Jungle Book, the new production by the Synetic Teen Ensemble. Directed by Joseph Carlson, … Continue reading

Theatre Review: ’Woody Sez: The Life & Music of Woody Guthrie’ at Theater J

I decided to write this review in ink. When the pen I was using ran out of ink, I switched to pencil. No, seriously—no computer for this one. Even an Underwood typewriter would be too high-brow for a Woody Guthrie review. In a season packed with nostalgia—from Molly Ivins to … Continue reading

Theatre Review: ‘You For Me For You’ by Woolly Mammoth in Association with Ma-Yi Theater Company

Let’s be clear: Woolly Mammoth’s world premiere production of Mia Chung’s You For Me For You takes you on a wildly imaginative feast of poetry in the guise of theatre.  Stylistically perverse and narratively skewed, You For Me For You will visually delight you just as frequently as it will auditorally amuse you and … Continue reading

Concert Review: Billy Collins and Mary Oliver at Strathmore

Though not quite standing room only, the Strathmore was packed from its crowded orchestra to its fourth tier balcony; even some of the throwback box seats elevated along the sides of this enormous structure had audience peaking over the rails. The stage was empty, however. The chorus had not yet … Continue reading