Spectacle? It’s long been the grand opera’s calling card. But never quite like this. Lyric Opera’s world premiere production of Proximity—closer to Immersive Van Gogh or Art on the Mart than to Aida—opened at the opera house last week. Directed and “mixed” by Yuval Sharon (creator of the parking garage Wagner, Twilight: Gods, which he […]
It’s been 30 years since four LA cops pulled Rodney King from his truck and savagely beat him while he lay prone on the street. It’s been 29 years since riots burned across LA after all four police officers were acquitted on charges related to the beating. And it’s been 27 years since Anna Deveare […]
A monstrous revival and a collaboration between Writers Theatre and Second City are among this week’s theater and performance best bets.
In telling the story of Rodney King, Anna Deavere Smith’s Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 makes it clear how desperately little has changed.
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Tuesday, January 21
Anna Deavere Smith looks at “the unbidden in life” in Conversation on Grace.