Friday, July 31, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
translated by Anne Carson
directed by Rush Rehm
July 23 – August 15, 2009
Thursdays through Saturdays at 8:00 pm
Sunday matinee on August 9 at 2:00 pm
---I have to say that I am biased with this production because a very good friend, Francesca McKenzie, plays the role of the sister in this riveting production of "Electra."
Besides my friend being a part of a magnificent production, this ancient writing was as fresh as anything I have seen in a long time. The ensemble did an incredible job accompanied by stunning lighting, stark design and emotive characters.
Cost: $10 for students, buy on-line beforehand!
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Studio theater at Brava Women's Theatre
* On-line Review
It was an interesting take on theater and what the experience of being an actor is like. But, I felt as someone that isn't "in" the theater left out as an audience member. Though, it was inspiring to see so many young actors working in collaboration.
July 17, 2009 Thursday
Mortified ! I love the idea of reading from your journals from high school. I know mine has potential, but from what the six people who read tonight, everyone has similar horrifying experiences growing up.
July 18th, Saturday
Rent Ave. Boy,
Play at the Box Car theater
An urban rock fairy tale
Book and Lyrics by Nick A. Olivero
Music by Michael Mohammed
Directed by Wolfgang Wachalovsky
July 16 – Aug 8It was definitely an interesting experience being that this was a preview night. As I get more into the city, I see so much more experimentation with the arts. It is progressive, edgy and sometimes just downright bad. That is the experience of art though, the evolution of what an audience likes or dislikes. Sitting on scaffolding above the stage was an new and exciting way to view a show. That was about the freshest thing about this show. The plot and characters were stereotyped and the music was a bit rough. Also, for a RENT and Jonathan Larson fan, this was painful to see the copied material. It could have been a homage, but was quite cliche. All the actors and actresses were quite talented, just a difficult script to work with. I would encourage anyone to see it because this blog is all about supporting the arts, good or bad, experimental or historical. I think Box Car Theater will definitely have some outstanding shows this season and I will definitely continue to support them even though I was somewhat disappointed with this show.
|Sunday, July 19, 2009|
Dolores Park is a perfect setting for the San Francisco Symphony in an afternoon of musical favorites including excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake and Romeo and Juliet, followed by Beethoven’s incomparable Symphony No. 5. Bring a blanket, pack and picnic and arrive early so you don’t miss your chance to meet members of the Orchestra demonstrating their instruments before the concert.