“Here is a theater. No curtain, no wings, no scenery. Just an empty space.” Konstantin Treplev, the young and hungry artist manqué in Anton Chekhov’s Seagull, intones these words before the disastrous and abortive premiere of his play-within-the-play for his family. But at the Saturday opening of ensemble member Yasen Peyankov’s production at Steppenwolf, it […]
Tag: Eric Simonson
Lindiwe is at its best when it lets the music do the talking
Steppenwolf’s latest collaboration with Ladysmith Black Mambazo has too much story, not enough song.
The Long Con
A review of Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s world premiere production of Fake, written and directed by Eric Simonson.
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 […]
Fall Arts Guide 2009 People to Watch: Eric Simonson
Writer/director of Fake, opening at Steppenwolf September 20
Seeing What Develops
A review of the First Look Repertory of New Work. Eric Simonson’s Honest, Laura Eason’s Sex with Strangers, and Laura Jacqmin’s Ski Dubai are discussed.
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 […]