A genius. A mentor. A perfectionistic taskmaster. A compassionate, politically attuned artist. Bartlett Sher was described as all of those things at the Bash for Bart, honoring his decade as artistic head of Intiman Theatre.
While adjustments to its score and staging would make "The Light in the Piazza" more cohesively compelling, it is at heart a beguiling tale retold with humor, poignancy and musical interludes of shivery loveliness.
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The rotund rascal Sir John Falstaff has been an irrepressible stage figure since his debut as Prince Hal's wily mentor in Henry IV, Part I. Featured in three Shakespeare plays and the headliner of several operas, this rogue gets another go-round when Randy Quaid portrays him in the twangy Broadway-bound musical Lone Star Love.
America the addicted. America the numb. America the war weary. America the lonely.
All these countries compose the jagged terrain of "Prayer for My Enemy," the ungainly but viscerally potent new Craig Lucas play premiering at Intiman Theatre.