I’ve been at the Hilton, sitting in on a variety of plenary and breakout groups, and struggling with how to make the conference relevant to readers who are interested in theatre but who are not theatre professionals. The question that kept coming up for me was, “Why should you care?”
North Coast Repertory Theatre
Daniel Edgar Sickles’ life should have been a movie – or perhaps a television mini-series…The Sickles story is the equivalent of a blackguard’s American history, and its sweep is all but guaranteed to enthrall…It’s too bad, then, that Tim Burns’ play about Sickles, Faded Glory, now in its world premiere production at North Coast Rep, trades sweep for being shut up with a grumpy old man at the end of his life…
Theatre Communications Group (TCG) announced today that its 2014 national conference will be held June 19-21 in San Diego. Theatre company artistic and managerial staff members, board members, individual theatre artists, and students from across the country are the prime audience for the gathering, which will be centered at the Hilton Bayfront Hotel, near Petco Park and the convention center.
“Time stands still” is an oxymoron, something inherently contradictory. Time, of course, is always progressing, though in the eye of the beholder time can seem to stand still under extreme conditions.
How people react to extreme conditions is a major theme of Donald Margulies’ multilayered relationship play, performing through March 17 at North Coast Repertory Theatre. But, “relationship” as a topic for drama turns out to be an oxymoron as well.