| Aug 5, 2014
| 9:48 AM
The Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) has announced its 2014-15 season, filled with classic comedies and challenging, engaging new work.
"There is a point in life when each of us must give up the luxury of being 'nobody,' if only for a moment, to...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 11:17 AM
"Regrets, I've had a few," sings Frank Sinatra in the classic "My Way."
Me too, Frank, me too.
Paul Anka's lyrics continue with Ol' Blue Eyes singing "But then again, too few to mention." Although my regrets are also few in the grand scheme of things,...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 12:30 AM
LOCARNO - The Cinema Guild has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Argentine Matias Pineiro's "The Princess of France," which opens Locarno's International Competition on Thursday.
The U.S. distribution deal continues a relationship between Pineiro...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 1:55 PM
If you were to see the Shakespeare's Globe "Hamlet" in dusty South Sudan, or in the tiny nations of Tuvalu or Nauru, or on St. Kitts and Nevis (maybe both if the touchy latter island decides to execute its right to secede from its Caribbean twin), this...
| Jul 17, 2014
MOUNT DORA — The Mamie Eisenhower Decency Act is in force in a small town in the Midwest in the 1950s — no loud music, no public necking and no tight pants.
Then up rolls Chad on his motorcycle, fresh from prison, who will change everyone in...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Why, this is very midsummer madness.
—Olivia, "Twelfth Night," Act 3, Scene 4
There are a slew of Shakespeare shows happening outdoors in Connecticut in July and August.
Shall we compare them to a summer's day? Sure, why not? The plays...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 5:03 PM
After just three weeks, nearly 20 Burbank children and teens have memorized most of their lines and are making final tweaks to their performance on Thursday of William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”
| Jul 3, 2014
| 9:00 AM
An ancient Chinese legend is revisted in "The Orphan of Zhao" at La Jolla Playhouse, Four Clowns reimagines two Old Testament tales at Santa Monica's Annenberg Community Beach House, and the greatest love story Shakespeare ever told gets two very...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Along with a thousand or so of their closest friends, a high-octane Independent Shakespeare Company ensemble opened the Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival’s fifth season with a highly accessible “Twelfth Night” that takes its...
| Jul 1, 2014
I alluded in my column today to an email that first began circulating in the late '90s and purported to explain the origins of many popular expressions on the basis of life in 1500s England. Here it is: Anne Hathaway......
| Sep 14, 2014
| 2:34 PM
This past weekend, two works by the same author opened at two leading Chicago-area theater companies, Writers Theatre in Glencoe and Lookingglass Theatre in Chicago. This would not be so unusual if the playwright was William Shakespeare or David Mamet,...