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In these heady times where the Constitution is on everyone’s minds and lips, it was an unexpected pleasure to watch “The Originalist,” a play about famed and recently deceased Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, which premiered at Asolo Repertory Theatre on inauguration day.
Scalia’s death last year has thrown the Supreme Court into the forefront of political discourse. “The Originalist,” written by John Strand, premiered in Washington, D.C. while he was still alive. Edward…Continue
Added by Bonnie Greenball Silvestri on January 30, 2017 at 8:15pm — No Comments
Nearly every time I see the Sarasota Ballet these days, I think to myself, they have reached an entirely different level and they have outdone themselves! In fact, this weekend’s performance of the powerful line up of choreographers Ashton, Graziano, and Tuckett was transcendent; and there are three remaining shows (tonight, tomorrow afternoon, and tomorrow night).
I was eagerly anticipating “Changing Light” by Will Tuckett, which I first saw in 2013, my…Continue
Added by Bonnie Greenball Silvestri on January 29, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Added by Michael W. Silvestri on January 20, 2017 at 4:59pm — No Comments
ON JANUARY 19TH, 2017 AT 5:30PM IN EACH TIME ZONE ACROSS THE COUNTRY WE WILL GATHER OUTSIDE OF THEATERS TO CREATE A "LIGHT" FOR DARK TIMES AHEAD, AND TO MAKE, OR RENEW, A PLEDGE TO STAND FOR AND PROTECT THE VALUES OF INCLUSION, PARTICIPATION, AND COMPASSION FOR EVERYONE REGARDLESS OF RACE, CLASS, RELIGION, COUNTRY OF ORIGIN, IMMIGRATION STATUS, (DIS)ABILITY,…Continue
Added by Michael W. Silvestri on January 19, 2017 at 11:23am — No Comments
At a time when our nation is riveted to partisan politics, it is refreshing to take a page out of history with the Asolo Repertory Theatre’s “The Great Society.” Last year, the Asolo began our journey with President Lyndon Baines Johnson with the fabulous production “All the Way.” That production introduced us to the intriguing tête a tête between Martin Luther King Jr. and LBJ. In the “The Great Society” the two continued their dance - each one needing each other, slightly loathing each…Continue
Added by Bonnie Greenball Silvestri on January 17, 2017 at 8:30pm — No Comments
Running Now through February 18, 2017
It’s the Depression era and an impoverished black family argues over an heirloom piano that their enslaved grandfather carved with figures representing their rich history. Should they honor their past by keeping it or improve their economic future by selling it? This Pulitzer…
Added by Michael W. Silvestri on January 16, 2017 at 11:57am — No Comments
The Great Society
By Robert Schenkkan
Directed by Nicole A. Watson
Based on the original production directed…
Added by Michael W. Silvestri on January 13, 2017 at 7:53am — No Comments