Some Greek tragedies tell stories of wars, others of plagues. The Wilma Theatre, though, is depicting another kind of lasting calamity – middle-class suburban life. In a world premiere written exclusively for the Wilma HotHouse company, “Dionysus Was Such A Nice Man” by Kate Tarker elevates torments of a modern-day average family using motifs of ancient Greece theater. Surrounding a malcontent ménage of shepherds living in the suburbs of Corinth, the two-act play derives from the myth of a tragic Greek hero named Oedipus who fortuitously fulfilled a prophecy of killing his father and marrying his mother. Commissioned over the last two years for HotHouse, “an incubator for artistic investigation and experimentation,” the new production, which features a few South Philadelphians and runs through May 12, follows the family as they learn their adopted son Oedipus has ascended the throne of Thebes. Weaving derisive comedy with Lecoq-style clowning … [Read more...] about South Philly actors star in new play bridging Greek tragedy with suburban life
Just play bridge
By Jennifer Karmarkar | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: January 7, 2019 at 4:38 pm | UPDATED: January 7, 2019 at 4:38 pm Have you always wanted to learn bridge, are just curious, or played decades ago and want to relearn? Monday morning bridge lessons start Jan. 7 at South Orange County Bridge Center in San Juan Capistrano. Challenge your brain with games and classes daily. An intro session is set for Monday, Jan. 7, with lessons subsequent Monday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. The fee for just the introductory event is $10. The six-week series cost is $90. For information or to enroll visit socb.center or call 949-248-1268. IF YOU GO When: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Mondays Where: South Orange County Bridge Center in San Juan Capistrano Information: 949-248-1268 … [Read more...] about Learn — or relearn — to play bridge Mondays in San Juan Capistrano
Candace Buckner, The Washington Post Published 8:35 pm CDT, Monday, September 24, 2018 Bradley Beal, Dwight Howard and John Wall flank Wizards Coach Scott Brooks during the team's media day on Monday. Bradley Beal, Dwight Howard and John Wall flank Wizards Coach Scott Brooks during the team's media day on Monday. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Toni L. Sandys Photo: Washington Post Photo By Toni L. Sandys Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Bradley Beal, Dwight Howard and John Wall flank Wizards Coach Scott Brooks during the team's media day on Monday. Bradley Beal, Dwight Howard and John Wall flank Wizards Coach Scott Brooks during the team's media day on Monday. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Toni L. Sandys Brooks has a simple goal for the … [Read more...] about Brooks has a simple goal for the upcoming season: Stop talking, Wizards. Just play.
The official artwork for the 42nd annual Cooper River Bridge Run 10K (CRBR) was unveiled at a private event held at Alhambra Hall on Wednesday. The CRBR Design Contest is an annual tradition that encourages artists from across the country to submit their artwork for consideration. This year’s contest featured more than 60 designs from artists of all ages and regions. Julian Smith, executive director of the CRBR announced the Design Contest's winning illustration, designed by artist D. Scott Stevenson. "The colors really pop and it looks really good. I think the runners are going to be so excited when they see it," Smith said. "I'm looking forward to putting on a world class race again for the City of Charleston and the Town of Mount Pleasant."Born in upstate New York, Stevenson moved to Charleston four years ago and lives in Mount Pleasant. He is a graduate of The Art Institute of Pittsburgh and has created designs for L.L. Bean, REI, Major … [Read more...] about Official artwork for the 42nd annual Cooper River Bridge Run 10K revealed
next Image 1 of 2 prev Image 2 of 2 JAKARTA, Indonesia – What's left of Finton Lewis' thinning hair is spiked and dyed an orange-red color. The 64-year-old Lewis says the haircut keeps him feeling younger on the outside, and playing the card game of bridge keeps his brain nimble on the inside. "I know I'm not as physically fit as most sports people are," said Lewis, who is playing for India in the bridge competition at the Asian Games. Being fit doesn't matter much in bridge, which is being included for the first time in the Asian Games. Fans like to talk it up as a "mind game" in the same realm as chess. Yang Kong Te of the Philippines is playing in the Asian Games at 85. Lee Hung Fong of Malaysia is 81. Indonesian billionaire Michael Bambang Hartono is a mere 78, and the big reason why bridge is on the schedule. His reported net worth in about $17 billion, a fortune made in tobacco, banking, and communications. To be fair, the median age of the … [Read more...] about Playing bridge at the Asian Games: ‘Athletics of the mind’