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Simonson to direct “Grapes of Wrath” at Carnegie Hall

Steppenwolf Theatre ensemble member Eric Simonson, author and director of the troupe’s current show Fake, will direct composer Ricky Ian Gordon’s and librettist Michael Korie’s operatic adaptation of John Steinbeck’s novel The Grapes of Wrath next March at Carnegie Hall, Playbill.com reports (http://www.playbill.com/news/article/133122-Grapes_of_Wrath_Concert_with_Clark_Ebersole_Gunn_to_Play_Carnegie_Hall_in_2010). Simonson previously directed the opera in its 2007 world premiere at the […]

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A Glorious Synergy

DESIGN FOR LIVING Apple Tree Theatre Company I like to put my nose right up to great paintings and study how the artists achieved their effects: a crude dab of white paint, for example, endows a human eye with intelligence; some roughly layered colors make an Impressionist landscape shimmer. There’s something incongruous about the fact […]