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  • More misadventure in the screen trade

    It might be heresy for a theater critic to admit, but Hollywood has done a better job of skewering the theater than the theater has done skewering Hollywood. Give me "All About Eve" over "Once in a Lifetime" any day. Of course, theater people make far more vivid characters than movie types. They're wittier, they're more eccentric, and they have other thing on their minds besides Donald Trump-size fortunes. Plus, their plots tend to be less ponderous. Plays about Tinseltown always seem to revolve around the jeopardized soul of an artist. (Boring!) Movies about the stage, on the other hand, are content with the scheming, conniving and backbiting that unfailingly put the show in showbiz.
  • Theater review: 'No Man's Land' at Odyssey Theatre

     
    Harold Pinter named the four characters in “No Man’s Land” after real-life cricket players, and in Michael Peretzian’s assured revival, now at the Odyssey Theatre, the game is in full swing. In the play, this quartet haunts a Persian-carpeted...

    Transcending Vision at OMA

     
    New openings at the Orlando Museum of Art are always a treat, and plenty of artists will be focused in their latest. Here's the spotlight from this Friday's Calendar on the new impressionism exhibit at OMA: WHAT: The Orlando Museum of Art narrows the...

    Theater review: 'King Lear' times 3

     
    “King Lear” tests the limits of how much human suffering can be encompassed in a drama. The eminent scholar A.C. Bradley called the play “the most terrible picture that Shakespeare painted of the world.” Dr. Johnson was so shattered by...

    Orlando Museum of Art impressionism exhibition ends Sunday

     
    Don't forget that Sunday is the last day of the Orlando Museum of Art's cool impressionism exhibit. Scenes range from New York City's Wall Street to the wild, wild American West to wintry New England. One of my favorites depicts a lively group heading...