We went to a preview of the Foundry Theater’s interpretation of Bertolt Brecht’s Good Person of Szechwan last night at the Public Theater at Astor Place in New York, and it BLEW OUR LITTLE MINDS. And it blew our hearts wide open. Taylor Mac is a lightening bolt, the set is painfully charming and the music is impeccable. And of course the (mixed) message tugs, tugs, tugs at the most distracting threads of what it means to be good. If you’re in town during its run, don’t miss it — the show ends November 24. You can get all the info you need for tickets here.



Photos by Carol Rosegg

We went to a preview of the Foundry Theater’s interpretation of Bertolt Brecht’s Good Person of Szechwan last night at the Public Theater at Astor Place in New York, and it BLEW OUR LITTLE MINDS. And it blew our hearts wide open. Taylor Mac is a lightening bolt, the set is painfully charming and the music is impeccable. And of course the (mixed) message tugs, tugs, tugs at the most distracting threads of what it means to be good. If you’re in town during its run, don’t miss it — the show ends November 24. You can get all the info you need for tickets here.

Photos by Carol Rosegg


A genderless society, political intrigue and a journey across 800 miles of ice… Ursula K. Le Guin’s The Left Hand of Darkness was (and is) a groundbreaking, gender-bending 1969 novel that tracks Genly Ai on a trek across the cold, isolated planet of Gethen — a place where human beings are neither female nor male, and society is (in theory) not defined by gender. This weekend is your last chance to see the world premiere of a stage adaptation by Portland Playhouse and Hand2Mouth, with director Jonathan Walters and playwright John Schmor — get tickets at Portland Playhouse.
Portland Playhouse hangs its shingle at a petite, converted chapel in Northeast Portland. Their mission is to continually reinvent the means by which plays are heard and spoken.  We’ll keep you updated on Season Six which includes Detroit by Lisa D’Amour, The Other Place by Sharr White and Jitney by August Wilson among others.
You can also catch our interview with Ursula K. Le Guin from October, 2011.

A genderless society, political intrigue and a journey across 800 miles of ice… Ursula K. Le Guin’s The Left Hand of Darkness was (and is) a groundbreaking, gender-bending 1969 novel that tracks Genly Ai on a trek across the cold, isolated planet of Gethen — a place where human beings are neither female nor male, and society is (in theory) not defined by gender. This weekend is your last chance to see the world premiere of a stage adaptation by Portland Playhouse and Hand2Mouth, with director Jonathan Walters and playwright John Schmor — get tickets at Portland Playhouse.

Portland Playhouse hangs its shingle at a petite, converted chapel in Northeast Portland. Their mission is to continually reinvent the means by which plays are heard and spoken.  We’ll keep you updated on Season Six which includes Detroit by Lisa D’Amour, The Other Place by Sharr White and Jitney by August Wilson among others.

You can also catch our interview with Ursula K. Le Guin from October, 2011.


Have you ever wondered what an EGOT is? Marvin Hamlisch was one. In his time on earth, he won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony, not to mention a Pulitzer and two Golden Globes. We lost him to the other side this week — an enormous talent in American Broadway and film scores who will be greatly missed. We dim our marquee lights a moment in his honor, and offer this short clip of him mischievously canoodling with Carly Simon.


A life lived in fear… is a life half-lived.

Listen to the rhythm. Don’t be scared.

I have to help Wayne with his bogo pogo.

Shall we dance?

Snippets from Strictly Ballroom, one of the many Baz Luhrmann soundtracks brought to life at For the Record at Ace Hotel & Swim Club, March 28 and 29.

A life lived in fear… is a life half-lived.

Listen to the rhythm. Don’t be scared.

I have to help Wayne with his bogo pogo.

Shall we dance?

Snippets from Strictly Ballroom, one of the many Baz Luhrmann soundtracks brought to life at For the Record at Ace Hotel & Swim Club, March 28 and 29.


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