Daily Archives: May 15, 2014

Sometimes It Smarts, Being a Smartie: Charm and Bloody Poetry, reviewed.

Tonya Beckman, Dan Crane, Ian Armstrong, and Esther Williams in Howard Brenton's "Bloody Poetry." (Teresa Castracane/Taffety Punk)My review of Taffety Punk Theatre Company’s “Rulebreaker Rep” —Kathleen Cahill’s Charm, about pioneering feminist Margaret Fuller, and Howard Brenton’s Bloody Poetry, about free-loving romantics of the early 19th century — is in today’s Washington City Paper. Continue reading

When In Glam: Nero/Pseudo, reviewed.

Bradley Foster Smith in "Nero / Pseudo."

Richard Byrne’s original glam musical Nero / Pseudo, featuring songs by Jon Langford and Jim Elkington, needs a little more Caligula, I conclude in my Washington City Paper review. Still, it’s a project worth following — and I’ve been following it for a couple of years.

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Robert Duvall-ing the Cradle: A Night in Old Mexico, reviewed.

Robert Duvall in "A Night in Old Mexico," directed by Emilio Aragón, 2013.
Wherein I review the late period Robert Duvall vehicle A Night in Old Mexico for The Dissolve.