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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Page-to-Stage readings that made Rosalind Lacy’s don’t-miss list by Rosalind Lacy

On Labor Day weekend, Kennedy Center plaza level entry was pandemonium, noisy with skate boarders, who zigzagged and snaked in and out of a recessed pit and across a cordoned-off area.  The…

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

At GALA, Slaves To Society/Esclavos A La Sociedad brings promise of emancipation from racial bias by Rosalind Lacy

Emoting that comes direct from the heart can grab you in the heart, even twist your gut. It’s real. You want to reach out and hug the participants in thanks. That’s what I felt, …

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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Las Polacas: The Jewish Girls of Buenos Aires (review) by Rosalind Lacy

Emotionally revitalizing, experimental and spectacular. This gut-wrenching ground-breaker exposes hidden Argentinian history, so expect the unexpected in this well-constructed musical by Pat…

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Monday, June 1, 2015

In Series presents Latino Music Fever by Rosalind Lacy

The oldies never get old; they become classics. So what makes Latino music and romantic songs, called boleros, of the “golden age,” the 1930s, 40s and 50s, so unique and universa…

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Mary Magdalene, The Woman Erased part of Teatro’s Magical Equador Festival by Rosalind Lacy

Controversy swirls around the biblical woman Mary Magdalene. Was she the wife of Jesus? Or was she merely a repentant prostitute, showing us how a sinner can be redeemed by following Jesus? …

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

GALA review: Mariela in the Desert / Mariela en el desierto by Rosalind Lacy

Women who behave rarely make great artists. Local D.C. playwright Karen Zacarías and a well-polished GALA Hispanic Theatre cast and technical team present us with a strange, tragic-comic ma…

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Friday, March 20, 2015

Entremeses at Iberian Suite by Rosalind Lacy

A lone tree trunk, with spiky, bare branches, is the minimalist set. Immediately, I felt thrust into a landscape for Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, uninviting for Spanish hospitality. Ye…

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Don Giovanni, a seductive romp from In Series by Rosalind Lacy

The In Series Pocket Opera Company is using its gifted creative team, librettist Bari Biern and stage director Tom Mallan, to the utmost, for a bold, new venture, Don Giovanni, one of Mozart…

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Friday, March 13, 2015

Fabulas Mayas returns, more fabulous than ever by Rosalind Lacy

A large round shadow screen looms upstage, like a rising moon. Eight triangular steps ascend, like a pyramid, in front of it, as if leading to a Mayan temple. The stage floor is lit with a s…

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Synetic’s 50’s biker musical Much Ado About Nothing by Rosalind Lacy

Remember Eisenstaedt’s iconic victory photo, “The Kiss”? Taken in 1945, a sailor in white cap kisses a girl in white, a nurse, as she bends over backwards like a hairpin. Y…

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Friday, January 16, 2015

La Sonnambula (the Sleepwalker) soars at Source by Rosalind Lacy

Remember that illuminating moment when first love hits? It can be a flutter in the solar plexus, an airy sensation in the head.  It’s that light-headed feeling that is pure, wholesome…

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Pasos al Azar/Random Steps by Rosalind Lacy

Pasos Azar/Random Steps takes us beyond the expected boundaries of limitations and expels stereotypes. The Gunston II stage is stripped naked to its cement walls with only strip spot-lights …

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

La Vida Breve/A Brief Life by Rosalind Lacy

There’s the buzz of excitement and immediacy on the Tivoli Theatre stage. The In Series Pocket Opera’s artistic director and founder, Carla Hübner, tells us that almost 100 year…

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Gracias por Todo/Thanks For Everything by Rosalind Lacy

At the lowest abyss of this emotional roller-coaster ride, there is a terrifying life-changing revelation. Yet the staging of this beautiful one-act monologue, written for Uruguayan actress,…

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

TUM TICA!: A Story of Music and Family by Rosalind Lacy

In a striving-to-be-perfect Latino jazz band rehearsal, guitarists Brianna (Carol Spring), Tim (Jerry Daniel) and Alex (Miguel Amaguaño) strum furiously and sound terrible. Brianna and Tim …

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Cancun at GALA by Rosalind Lacy

Cancún  is a richly-layered comedy, brilliantly-written four hander, by Jordi Galcerán, Europe’s hottest playwright at the moment, from Catalonia, Spain. Two American couples, subur…

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

GALA’s 39th Season – an interview with Hugo and Rebecca Medrano by Rosalind Lacy

The GALA Hispanic Theatre’s founder and producing artistic director, Hugo Medrano, greets me on the steps of the Josephine Butler Parks Center building. This is the Renaissance-revival…

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Puro Tango II at GALA Hispanic Theatre by Rosalind Lacy

Delightful, daring, death defying, ultimately satisfying. In Puro Tango II, the spotlight immortalizes the women who sing soulful and poetic tango songs, as well as the dancers who dance it.…

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Friday, May 30, 2014

In Series’ lounge operas this weekend: Lady of Spain reviewed by Rosalind Lacy

What’s real and what’s illusion? This is the key question raised during this impassioned performance. In Lady of Spain, the first of this In Series double bill of “lounge o…

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Tango Turco (Turkish Tango) by Rosalind Lacy

There’s an old adage, “What goes around comes around,” that’s apt for Argentine playwright Rafael Bruza’s play. But you have to give yourself up and really beli…

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Living Out/Cama Afuera by Rosalind Lacy

It takes more than a mother and father to raise a child. So when well-educated women feel the call to work outside their homes, who cares for the kids? Easy: Hire an immigrant. Playwright Li…

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Monday, March 24, 2014

The Elixir of Love by Rosalind Lacy

The Elixir of Love (L’elisir d’amore) is much more than an intoxicating revival. Stephen Lawless strips The Elixir of Love of any sugar-coated decor and cartoonish exaggeration a…

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Such a Life You’ve Given Me…and It’s Not Enough / La Vida Que Me Das…y no me alcanza by Rosalind Lacy

Why does a modern woman need a man to have a baby? Based on that one question this thought-provoking, philosophically complex, one-act situation comedy is a well-performed, naughty, but nice…

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The Young Lady from Tacna / La Señorita de Tacna by Rosalind Lacy

There are theatrical moments when the impossible becomes possible, when ensemble harmony and a richly-layered, challenging play are beautifully realized. So it is with GALA’s richly-la…

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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

A Family Reunion by Rosalind Lacy

A Family Reunion, a mesmerizing modern opera by the late Christopher Patton, a composer of avant-garde new music, hits home where the heart is, but doesn’t hit you over the head with g…

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

A double thrill at In Series: The Spirits and Heart of Madrid by Rosalind Lacy

The In Series Pocket Opera Company continues it season with another bold and juicy double bill. Last spring, Love and Money, a surprise hit, featured Italian composer Giacomo Puccini’s…

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Women of 60 (Mujeres de 60) by Rosalind Lacy

In 2007, I nicknamed Argentine Liliana Pécora the Sarah Bernhardt of comic actresses for her acting in Women of 50 in Teatro de la Luna’s 10th International Hispanic Theater Festival.…

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Friday, November 1, 2013

Fabulous Mayas by Rosalind Lacy

Get ready, get set, go to GALA for a fabulous burst of imaginative stagecraft of ancient folklore. “Why should a rabbit have such magnificent antlers?” one masked creature of the…

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Cabaret Barroco: Interludes of Spain’s Golden Age by Rosalind Lacy

The sound of a heart pounds pa-pum, pa-pum, and blends into the strumming of a classical guitar. The original music composed and directed by David Peralto is refreshing and primes us for a n…

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

GALA’s world premiere: interludes from Spain’s Golden Age. We talk with director Jose Luis Arellano Garcia by Rosalind Lacy

José Luis Arellano García A play composed of interludes? In pursuit of tracking down what I suspected would be an interesting story about GALA Hispanic Theatre’s world premiere of Ca…

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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

The Abduction from the Seraglio by Rosalind Lacy

Many operas lose their voluptuous richness when they’re flattened into modern translation and costume. Not so with this sumptuous In Series update. Librettist Bari Biern closely knits …

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