Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture
11:08 am
Wed October 23, 2002

Spirit of Cambodia, A Tribute

Self Portrait, Courtesy of Reyum Gallery and Vann Nath.

Cambodian artist Vann Nath survived the Khmer Rouge regime by painting for his captors. Now he paints for himself and uses his brush to depict war and its aftermath.

PROVIDENCE –

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Theater
11:55 am
Fri October 4, 2002

Cloud Nine

Matthew Boston as Edward, Angela Brazil as Victoria and Amy Van Nostrand as Lin.

"Cloud Nine" compares the repressive sexual mores of the Victorian age with the erotic free-for-all of the 1980s.

Providence, RI –

When "Cloud Nine" premiered in 1980, its satiric target was Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and her conservative reinvention of the British Empire. Today, a liberal prime minister, Tony Blair, is in charge of the country and the progressive ideals championed by playwright Caryl Churchill look somewhat tweedy. The sexual revolution has long come and gone.

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Theater
10:20 am
Mon September 16, 2002

The Skin of Our Teeth

Stephen Thorne as Henry, Nehassaiu deGannes as Gladys, William Damkoehler as Mr. Antrobus and Phyllis Kay as Mrs. Antrobus

The Trinity Repertory Company revives Thornton Wilder's 1942 comedy about mankind's knack for survival.

Providence, RI –

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Theater
1:53 pm
Wed July 17, 2002

Professional Skepticism

Scene from \"Professional Skepticism\" at Wellfleet Town Pier through July 27, 2002
Photo by Robert Tucker

James Rasheed's comedy about misbehaving accountants deals with pre-Enron corporate corruption.

Wellfleet, MA –

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Books
11:09 am
Wed July 17, 2002

Castaways

Geoffrey O'Brien's new book charts the terrain for "Castaways of the Image Planet."

Boston, MA –

Twenty years ago, the stately "New York Review of Books" didn't deign to cover much pop culture, aside from analytic examinations of boxing (via Joyce Carol Oates) or the peculiar ruminations of John Updike on his crushes for such movie stars as Doris Day. The exceptions prove the rule: Joan Didion got a free pass on pop subjects, but that was because she turned in rigorous pieces on cultural politics.

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Arts & Culture
4:24 pm
Fri June 28, 2002

Minority Report

Steven Spielberg's latest creation is an Oedipus story retold as a futuristic thriller.

Providence, RI – Listen to Here and Now's review.

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Theater
11:57 am
Fri June 28, 2002

George Gershwin Alone

Hershey Felder in \"George Gershwin Alone.\"

Hershey Felder's one-man homage chronicles the life and music of one of America's most successful songwriters.

Cambridge, MA –

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Theater
10:39 am
Mon June 3, 2002

Wit

Anne Scurria as Vivian in \"Wit\" at the Trinity Repertory Theatre through June 30, 2002.

A Broadway hit, "Wit" revolves around a female professor's tragicomic battle with cancer.

Providence, RI –

Samuel Johnson said that death concentrates the mind. In our touchy-feely age, mortality is also expected to do wonders for the heart. In our movies and plays, death provides more of a lesson in humility than a tussle with the spiritual.

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Theater
9:24 am
Fri May 17, 2002

Women's Playwriting Festival

Karen Carpenter, Hoda Baron, Paula Caplan and Paula Faber in \"Scatterhead\" by Elizabeth Anderson.
Photo by Ros Bullard

The Perishable Theatre's Tenth Annual International Women's Playwriting Festival serves up three new plays about women in distress.

Providence, RI –

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Theater
10:58 am
Sun May 12, 2002

Copenhagen

Mariette Hartley, Len Cariou and Hank Stratton in \"Copenhagen.\"
Photo by Joan Marcus

"Copenhagen" is an unlikely stage hit: it revolves around what two physicists remember about developing the atomic bomb.

Boston, MA –

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