ARTS & CULTURE

ARTS & CULTURE

Annie Baker's 'Antipodes' opens a door to the coveted writers room

Annie Baker’s new play, “The Antipodes,” which is having its world premiere off-Broadway at the Pershing Square Signature Center, gathers professional storytellers around a generic conference table to brainstorm until they either hit narrative gold or their boss “pulls the plug on them.” These...

MORE FROM ARTS & CULTURE

  • Finding their true voices in the Trans Chorus

    Finding their true voices in the Trans Chorus

    Lindsey Deaton cues members of the chorus with rhythmic strums of her guitar as she leads them through an elaborate passion play. Onstage above her, no palm fronds or crucifixes. Instead, perched on a purple splatter-painted prop box and glistening with sweat and body glitter under the spotlight,...

  • In Pasadena, an ever-quixotic 'Man of La Mancha'

    In Pasadena, an ever-quixotic 'Man of La Mancha'

    A miraculous — and ultimately tragic — aspect of being human is our ability to envision a world more perfect than what reality can ever afford us. Or, as the signature song from “Man of La Mancha” succinctly puts it: to dream that impossible dream. A fine revival from A Noise Within in Pasadena...

72°