Tag Archives | Black Box

Sage DeAgro-Ruopp. Photo courtesy Curtis Institute of Music.

Review: ‘Impressions of Pelléas’ at the Curtis Institute of Music

Claude Debussy’s only opera, Pelléas et Mélisande, is a unique masterpiece. But it’s very long: five acts, around four hours. So director and playwright Peter Brook in 1992 devised an adaptation called Impressions of Pelléas which runs 95 minutes, and which the Curtis Opera Theater presented last weekend. What sets Pelléas et Mélisande apart is its […]

Continue Reading

Capital Fringe 2014 Review: ’13 Men – Cabaret’

(Best of the Capital Fringe 2014) If by 13 Men — A Cabaret you were expecting a beefy crop of men in tights traipsing in and out of the followspot, that ain’t it, kid. The “it” here: marquee-worthy Jack O’Reilly morphing from a stringy, doe-eyed waiter into a smörgåsbord of beefcake. This colorful karma chameleon […]

Continue Reading