Jul 1, 2012

Unforgivable

André Téchiné‘s new film is a subtle and sophisticated work that has the feel of a complex and intricate thriller but without the expected sensational climaxes and revelations. The solutions ...
Nov 29, 2010

The Marriage of Maria Braun

I saw the last performance of THE MARRIAGE OF MARIA BRAUN on Sunday afternoon at BAM, with the memory of the Fassbinder film from many years ago still vivid in my mind. Rainer Werner Fassbinder was on...
Nov 6, 2010

Gezeiten

GEZEITEN is directed and choreographed by Sasha Waltz, performed in two parts, and much of it in silence. The style of this dance theater piece is at first abstract, then a sort of deconstructed Natur...
Oct 30, 2010

A Quiet Place

The Leonard Bernstein-Stephen Wadsworth opera A QUIET PLACE was not well received when it premiered in 1985, but after seeing its first New York performance on Wednesday night, by the New York City Op...
Sep 18, 2010

East Village Brunches

In these times, Saturday and Sunday afternoons in the East Village are about the consumption of offbeat re-considerations of traditional brunches. I call your attention to the music paper thin breakfa...
Apr 26, 2010

Creditors • Uncle Vanya

It comes as no surprise that Alan Rickman, a mordantly arresting screen actor, would have an affinity for Strindberg, and he has directed CREDITORS with terrifying deftness. Less performed than Miss J...
Dec 12, 2009

Mortal Engine

I saw GLOW, the short original on which Chunky Move’s one-hour MORTAL ENGINE , now playing at BAM, is based, two or three years ago. It was startling in its merger of technology and honed, condi...
Jun 11, 2009

Everyday Rapture

EVERYDAY RAPTURE, now playing at 2econd Stage Theatre, is a reminder that some theatrical genres, and some specific works, arise from the urgent need for certain personalities possessed of particular ...