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Scorching Medea in San Francisco: 2,400 Years Old, Timelessly Potent

Leo Stutzin | Posted 03.11.2014 | San Francisco
Leo Stutzin

With a scorching Leontyne Mbele-Mbong in the title role and compelling direction by Dawn Monique Williams, this fresh Medea bridges the centuries in its visual style, language and impact.

Football and Ancient Greek Tragedy

Aristotle Tziampiris | Posted 03.23.2014 | Sports
Aristotle Tziampiris

In many ways, football functions similarly to ancient Greek tragedy. Such a claim may sound fanciful at first, but upon closer reflection, it helps ex...

On, Wisconsin! And the World Premiere at Victory Gardens

Kelly Kleiman | Posted 09.25.2013 | Chicago
Kelly Kleiman

I'm not sure what All My Sons has in common with Antony and Cleopatra, or Molly Sweeney with Dickens in America; but the first four plays of the American Players Theatre season in Spring Green, Wisconsin, were clearly chosen with cross-referencing in mind.

A Conversation With Another Medea's Aaron Mark

John-Stuart Fauquet | Posted 06.16.2013 | Arts
John-Stuart Fauquet

"It's really fiction, but I had somebody who didn't believe me even when I told them that. They were like, 'no, I read about this.' The fact that people think it's true adds another level -- it heightens the storytelling."

Opera! Leila Bowie of the Chicago Opera Theater Performs on the Interview Show

Mark Bazer | Posted 05.30.2011 | Chicago
Mark Bazer

Leila Bowie performs a piece from the Chicago Opera Theater's upcoming performance of Medea, on The Interview Show, hosted by Mark Bazer.

Better Book Titles For Greek Classics: What 'The Odyssey' SHOULD Have Been Titled

Dan Wilbur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Dan Wilbur

Whether you dabbled in Euripides during college, or spend hours each day reciting Homer in the original Greek, these new titles will trim the fat and reveal whole stories in a single image!

Medea Takes Revenge in an Abandoned Warehouse

Rodney Punt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Rodney Punt

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Yesterday

Brian Dickie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Brian Dickie

The season preview for donors at the Mars Gallery tonight is going to be a stimulating opportunity to get a sneak peek at what we have in store for our audience this spring.

Cherubini's Medea to Launch Long Beach Opera's New Season

Rodney Punt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Rodney Punt

Given Long Beach Opera's history of contemporizing operas, and with this production of Medea characterized as "triple murders in a warehouse," will this be the company's most ambitious season ever?

ON THE 48TH ANNUAL NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL

Michael Vazquez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Michael Vazquez

by Michael Vazquez Two weeks after the close of the New York Film Festival, herewith, my first posting, by way of random notes on thirty-nine films: ...

"The Play's the Thing": Getting Butts in the Seats

Ashley Wren Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Ashley Wren Collins

"I don't think revolution ever happens on big Broadway stages. So our responsibility is to create extraordinary events in small rooms that infect the rest of the culture," Anne Bogart insists.

Best and Worst Brands: South Beach's Food and Wine Festival Feb 25-28

Alona Elkayam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Alona Elkayam

Picture me getting my mee-aah-mee on as I bring you the Best and Worst of South Beach's Food and Wine Festival on Feb 25-28.

With the World's Best Young Chefs -- "Cooking It Raw" in Pasolini Country

Barry Yourgrau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Barry Yourgrau

Thirteen of the world's best young chefs gathered last month for the 2nd freewheeling Cook It Raw! culinary event, this year held in the trendsetting wine-region of Collio in Friuli. The theme: "Winter Was Hard."