Forget romance. Forget chemistry. Forget star-crossed lovers. At its heart, this Eurydice is concerned with the love between a father and a daughter.
Theater Review: “Journey to the West” — A Marvelous Adventure
Mary Zimmerman’s adaptation provides a delightful evening of tall-tale storytelling that reverberates with deeper meanings amid a cross-cultural context.
Theater Review: “The Jungle Book” — A Satisfying Entertainment
Mary Zimmerman’s Jungle Book may not have the same kind of compelling narrative and emotional depth as her Bernstein/Voltaire tour de force, but there’s plenty of magic in this Disney/Kipling mash-up.
Fuse Coming Attractions: What Will Light Your Fire This Week
[Updated.] Arts Fuse critics select the best in music, theater, and film that’s coming up this week.
Theater Review: A Fabulous “Candide”
In this delightful production of “Candide,” director Mary Zimmerman imaginatively reworks and mischievously augments the musical. Her deliciously blowzy approach embraces, with charming lyrical fervor, the sheer preposterousness of Voltaire’s sardonic fable.
Coming Attractions in Theater: September 2011
Every September proffers an explosion of productions; as usual, my eclectic picks, driven by my prejudice for the new. There are few world premieres among the openers this season, aside from the Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival’s “Once in a Lifetime” and Arts Emerson’s presentation of The Foundry Theatre’s “How Much is Enough.”