How one deals with extreme loss is a varied animal. Some use dogged denial, others spidery humor. Some simply hibernate their days away in an emotional, bedridden coma. All…
Ever since writing and directing The Matrix, the Wachowskis have been trying to see if they can muddy their natural gift for genre storytelling by over complicating things to a point of no return. Oddly enough, teaming up with a European director who also emphasizes concept over story– Tom Twyker (Run Lola Run)–didn’t do anything to help the problem.
The Master is the kind of picture you feel weird recommending publicly because it seems like that might reflect poorly on you in some way. That’s the magic of writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson. I will say this; for two hours and 15 minutes, I was absolutely fascinated.
If you’re planning on doing any entertaining in your home this fall, make sure you’re prepared to wow your guests with conversation-worthy dinnerware. The new enamel Symphony Collection from Mary Jurek Design features colorful scalloped edged plates in either Burnt Orange, Olive Green, or Cobalt Blue.
Notable during its 2009 Broadway run as the show that brought Jane Fonda back to the stage after a 46 year absence, Moises Kaufman’s Tony nominated 33 Variations is a beautiful meditation on motherhood, career, art and illness. Timeline Theatre’s current production highlights these themes with poignancy and dramatic grace.
Richard Gere is back as the ever-slick business man, except this time he’s really in over his head and not a movie hero by any justifiable measure.
We’ve all heard the performer’s rebuff that acting isn’t brain surgery. True, perhaps. Yet, there is nothing more powerful than theater when it comes to uplifting emotions or changing lives. North Shore playwright, Todd Logan, whose provocative drama Defamation (www.defamationtheplay.com) is currently examining people’s perceptions with an instructive force , and esteemed Hollywood actress Linda Purl (Matlock, Happy Days), who is on the eve of producing her latest, beautifully detailed cabaret act, know this better than anyone. Below, in two separate interviews, these two extremely talented individuals explore how theater can instruct, beautify and benefit us all.