Performances from other centuries can exist only in reports but the career of Ira Aldridge, an African-American actor who played leading classical roles on European stage for the first half of the 19th Century, speaks for itself. And in ‘Red Velvet,’ now on the Old Globe mainstage.
Stellar performance of Bruckner’s mighty Symphony No. 8 in C minor
High-energy “Propulsion” showcases Blythe Barton’s visceral combat, Lara Segura’s thorny relationships, Andrew Holmes’s deft use of space, and John Paul Lawson’s “Yippee! I get to leap!”
The world can be a deeply errant place, but it has nothing on its own past. Clifford Odets’ ‘Awake and Sing!’ is 82 years old, after all, and it’s a decided reflection on today’s craziness — you’ll find the parallels abundant in New Village Arts’ excellent production.
Beauty, the Beast, the artist, the body, the soul, and a lot of curtains: The classic “Beauty and the Beast” had to compete with a lot of other busyness from Malandain Ballet Biarritz. The result was some stunning dancing but not enough heart.