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For Rylance, 55, much of the task as adapter has been figuring out how to link the poetry together to tell a story, set on a Minnesota lake on the last day of ice-fishing season. Connections between one poem and the next might be as small as a single word, or far more substantial. That crossed-out block of text was meant as a transition.
One of the world’s great Shakespearean actors reconnects with his youth on a frozen ice lake in his new play.
If physical rigor is the measure of mettle in a relationship, then actor/performance artists Becca Blackwell and Erin Markey have put themselves through the paces.
Wicked Local: Fishing for compliments: Mark Rylance brings his new show to Cambridge (January 13, 2016)
Imagine this: It’s January in Minnesota and you’re sitting on a frozen lake. There’s a hole cut in the ice in front of you. You drop a fishing line down into the frigid water below, and wait. And shiver. And wait. It’s unlikely you’re thinking to yourself, “Hey, this would make a great play.” That’s because you’re not Mark Rylance.
“It acknowledges the murky space of how I understand gender,” Markey says. “It dismisses a binary, because a pontoon boat is not the opposite of a horse, and a girl is not the opposite of a boy. Being both is just being both—or all of it.”
Dane Terry’s musical theater piece, ‘Bird in the House’ is a genre defying, musical spell he casts on the audience, taking us effortlessly through a week of his imaginative childhood in Ohio.
Though I’ve just begun writing this review, I am already at a loss for superlatives. NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 has to be one of the most fantastically alive and rapturous theatrical productions I’ve ever seen.
Ever get punch-drunk from a musical? A heady, intoxicating feeling that leaves you joyfully disoriented, giddy even? It's a rare occurrence, like seeing a meteor in the night sky, but it is happily happening now at the Loeb Drama Center...
From the moment Natasha receives an illicit love letter until Pierre’s concluding aria over a celestial wonder, “Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812” is a captivating experience...
Alchemy is afoot in ART's current production, the much-acclaimed “Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812”.