| Nov 25, 2011
| 4:55 AM
Brian Dennehy told me a neat story that didn't make it into my feature story in this Sunday's Arts Section of The Hartford Courant about Samuel Beckett and the publishing of the scriopt to "Krapp's Last Tape."
Dennehy, who stars in the show that...
| Dec 2, 2011
| 1:25 PM
You would think an old reel-to-reel recorder could be a problem to operate on stage.
But it worked just fine at Thursday night's opening of Samuel Beckett's "Krapp's Last Tape" at
| Dec 7, 2011
| 7:50 AM
It Chooses You, by Miranda July (McSweeney's, 2011)
The filmmaker/artist/poet/fiction writer Miranda July is well-known for her movies, whose moods share a kind of charming sincerity with that of her other work. Last month, July's first attempt at...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 1:50 PM
Krapp's Last Tape
Through Dec. 18. Long Wharf Theatre Stage II, 222 Sargent Drive. (203) 787-4282, longwharf.org.
Krapp, the solo character in Samuel Beckett's Krapp's Last Tape, now playing at Long Wharf with Brian Dennehy recreating a role he has...
| Oct 13, 2011
| 9:15 PM
Three local collegiate theater departments launch their respective seasons this month with openings on Friday night and the following two Fridays — all classics in one form or another — and for one of them, it's a very special event.
| Oct 16, 2011
| 5:00 AM
I told some friends that Tomas Tranströmer had won the Nobel Prize. Some responded, "Who?" and others said that it was cool that someone in Baltimore had won the Nobel.
This latter group, of course, had heard the local hubbub and were thinking about Adam...
| May 12, 2011
| 10:13 PM
"We won't promise you anything, but can we keep that promise?"
So asks the Netherlands' Theatergroep Max, which brings its "Performance in Which Hopefully Nothing Happens" to the eyes of area children next weekend.
Imagine "Monty Python's Flying Circus"...
| Jul 28, 2011
"Krapp's Last Tape" ***
Signal Ensemble Theatre starts its Ensemble Project program, in which company members produce shows close to their hearts, with Aaron Snook's sly and intimate staging of Samuel Beckett's one-act for one man (and one reel-to-reel...
| Dec 3, 2009
| 4:24 PM
by Mark Silva Our friend and colleague Clarence Page notes that President Barack Obama has lost at least one old friend on one issue: Chicago's Bill Ayers, on the escalation of the war in Afghanistan. Obama was criticized for "palin'......
| Feb 9, 2008
Remembering the Bones
By Frances Itani
Atlantic Monthly Press, 286 pages, $24
Georgina Danforth Witley, an 80-year-old rural Canadian woman, sets out in her car for a drive to the airport. She is one of the 99 people invited to Queen Elizabeth's 80th...
| Mar 11, 2008
| 5:31 PM
The central image of Kabluey is a massive, pointless, impractical foam-rubber mascot suit, the logo for a failing Internet company, a logo that looks suspiciously like the old "AOL man."
In the hands of writer-director-star Scott Prendergast, he... but...