If given one word to describe Perseverance Theatre’s final production of the 2017-2018 subscription season, “The Arsonists” by Jacqueline Goldfinger, it would be this: “haunting.” Every aspect of this National New Play Network rolling world-premiere is strange and beautiful, from the darkly lyrical script, to the melancholic elegance of the acting, directing, stage set, sound design and even the old-time Appalachian folk music, performed onstage by the actors themselves. For 70 spellbinding minutes — one act, no intermission — Perseverance presents a Southern Gothic myth inspired by the ancient Greek tragedy of “Electra.” Set in the deep, dark recesses of the Northern Florida swamp, “The Arsonists” tells the story of a small-time father-daughter arsonist team dealing with the aftermath of a job gone horribly wrong. After playing with fire his entire life, the father, a character simply called “H,” finally … [Read more...] about Playing with Fire: “The Arsonists” at Perseverance Theatre
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By Sam Hurwitt, Correspondent | May 8, 2018 at 12:52 pm Discussing the 2,400-year-old Aristophanes comedy that he’s adapting and directing at San Francisco’s EXIT Theatre, Stuart Bousel is quick to admit that it’s a hard play to get your mind around. “It’s a problematic play,” says the prolific San Francisco playwright, director and producer. “I think every director has one or two plays like this, that they secretly love partly because they don’t really know if they actually like it.” It you haven’t heard of “The Congresswomen,” there’s a reason for that. Several reasons, really. “It’s the least performed of all his plays,” Bousel says. “I think people don’t know what to do with it. It wasn’t even in my collected Aristophanes when I went to college.” Those who have heard of the play probably know it by another name. “It’s usually translated as … [Read more...] about Bawdy, madcap ancient Greek comedy gets a rare staging in SF
Ellen McLaughlin embodies the feminine in Greek tragedy Playwright, actor and educator Ellen McLaughlin spoke before Muhlenberg students and faculty last Sunday, discussing the brilliance and mysteries within ancient Greek tragedies. As I approached the Recital Hall, the dark doors and green carpeting ever familiar, I found the seats flooded with people. Managing to find a spot towards the back, I patiently waited for the clock to read 8:00 PM and for the talk to begin. McLaughlin began with a statement of Greek culture and its contributions, specifically detailing how the Greeks gave birth to the foundation of both theatre and democracy. As McLaughlin described, they are “both dependent on speech” and “can only be done in collaboration.” Her love for Greek tragedy and story was contagious, as I found myself further inspired and influenced to trace the narratives and thought processes written within these literature works. The main focus of McLaughlin’s … [Read more...] about Ellen McLaughlin embodies the feminine in Greek tragedy
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