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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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Approaching Ali

APPROACHING ALI– Washington National Opera’s new work about America’s great prizefighter Mohammed Ali.   Sunday, June 9 at 2 p.m. at the Kennedy Center Terrace Theatre In this premiere performance of Approaching Ali, this hour-long opera tells the story of a reporter’s transformative meeting with the boxing legend Muhammad Ali. Approaching Ali features Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Soloman Howard (Joe in Show Boat) as Muhammad Ali, David

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Paul's Case

Paul’s Case

Urban Arias pens itself as “low maintenance opera.” Don’t be fooled, however. Robert Wood, Artistic and Music Director, is very serious about delivering the highest level of musicality as well as demonstrating his commitment to edgy stories that speak to audiences today. This Sunday, April 21 at 2 p.m., Alliance for New Music-Theatre supports this

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