Live & About Blog

Lost in the Stars

Lost in the Stars

Read Susan’s Review here: http://dctheatrescene.com/2016/02/15/lost-in-the-stars-from-washington-national-opera-review/ On Wednesday night, February 10, members of our Live & About group attended the Dress Rehearsal of Washington National Opera’s production of Lost in the Stars, first produced in collaboration with Capetown, South Africa then to audiences who were moved to tears and then to cheers at the Glimmerglass Festival

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As You Like It

As You Like It

The Tsikurishvilis, the founding artistic directors of Synetic Theatre, have done it again. They’ve made it a habit to mine Shakespeare and create a “silent” physical-theatre approach to the bard’s word-rich lexicon. This time they have taken on As You Like It – and they have pushed even further outside the box to create a

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Dialogues of the Carmelites

Dialogues of the Carmelites

Despite dire weather forecasting, our Live &About group was almost 20 strong as we processed to the Kennedy Center to take in a dress rehearsal  of  Washington National Opera’s Dialogue of the Carmelites. Please share your thoughts about any of the questions I posted below or ask a question of your own: Is Blanche’s loyalty

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Bessie's Blues Poster

Bessie’s Blues

For this show at MetroStage, our gang of Live & Abouters needed to sit up and pay attention as Bernadine Mitchell and her cohorts rocketed back and forth in time and space and sang about Bessie, the blues-singing wonder. So, based on this show by Thomas W. Jones II, what do you think “the blues”

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Diner Poster

Diner

The last show of our 2014 lineup brought out 18 of our ‘Live & Abouters’ to Signature Theatre last night to see Sheryl Crow’s new musical in creative partnership with Barry Levinson, who wrote and directed the world premiere. We had a lively and eclectic discussion about the work, starting as we usually do with

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Kafka Metamorphosis Poster

The Metamorphosis

Franz Kafka’s story begins Als Gregor Samsa eines Morgens aus unruhigen Träumen erwachte, fand er sich in seinem Bett zu einem ungeheuren Ungeziefer verwandelt. (As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams, he found himself trasnformed in his bed into a monstrous vermin/gigantic insect.) What do you think Kafka meant us to understand in

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Healing Wars

Healing Wars

Conceived, Directed and Choreographed by Liz Lerman “Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been said before) you will, nine times out of ten, become more original without ever having noticed

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