This is a suspenseful play of psychological gamesmanship between an older mentor and a younger, less educated but talented writer. The psychological unfolding is filled with suspense. Jake (Pendleton), a 50-year old photographer and bookish older guy is weary and, as the play begins, tensely avoiding Harry (Walsh), 44 years old, who, just having lost a make-do job as a doorman, penniless, pushes in to Jake’s stifling apartment looking for some money Jake owes him.
Month: September 2014
I haven’t seen everything but it’s likely that To The Bone is one of the best dramas currently playing in New York. It’s a gritty, realist play focused on several Hispanic women forming a shared household and employed in a chicken processing factory. The characters are vivid and individualized, the dialog terrific, and the issues matter.
Review | Bauer by Lauren Gunderson | Directed by Bill English | San Francisco Playhouse and Roland Weinstein | 59E59 Theaters
Bauer focuses on a fascinating episode in the history of modern art in which the German artist Rudolf Bauer, in the midst of a successful career, stopped painting. Why?
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The fountains that ran along the front of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, though they still looked beautiful and continued to toss their refreshing waters, had severe internal problems in the pipes and plumbing. Museum Trustee David H. Koch expressed willingness to pay for repairs, an offer that morphed into a total re-design of the public spaces, four blocks long, that span the front of the museum, including removing the old fountains and installing new ones. We were told at the ceremony dedicating the new plaza that Mr. Koch said “Why don’t I pay for everything including the extras?” and he did at a cost of $65 million.