Curtain Calls: A Dream explodes at Arena

What happens to a dream deferred? Langston Hughes’ seminal poem, “Harlem”, helped seed Lorraine Hansberry’s masterpiece, “A Raisin in the Sun”, a work which set off seismic rumblings still felt today. Produced for the first time at Arena Stage, the…
CURTAIN CALLS: We learned to like it

“As You Like It”, Shakespeare’s frolic in the Forest of Arden, is one of those iron sided plays that can withstand all manner of interpretation. Call it the dude ranch trail horse of Elizabethan comedy. Director Gaye Upchurch may have…
CURTAIN CALLS: ‘Titanic:’ The unsinkable musical

The greatest theatre often requires the greatest risks. There’s no statuette for playing it safe. Aware of the challenges but thrilled by the possibilities, composer and lyricist Maury Yeston steamed ahead with writer Peter Stone into unchartered waters. Their destination:…