WAMU 88.5 : Art Beat

Filed Under:

Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Feb. 12, 2013

Play associated audio
Richard Schiff (right), of "West Wing" fame, makes his Shakespeare Theatre Company main stage debut in Hughie.
Carol Rosegg
Richard Schiff (right), of "West Wing" fame, makes his Shakespeare Theatre Company main stage debut in Hughie.

Feb. 12-Mar. 10: Spring Awakening

Teenage angst ignites the cast of Spring Awakening, a rock 'n roll tale about growing up and asking life's big questions. Olney Theatre Center is kicking off its 75th anniversary season with the Tony Award-winning musical, which follows a group of young people as they stumble through their adolescence, dealing with parents, school, and the discovery of the opposite sex. You can see the production through March 10.

Feb. 12-Mar. 17: Hughie

Emmy Award-winning actor Richard Schiff takes to the stage as the main character in Eugene ONeill's Hughie, a play about two lonely men living, and chatting, in New York City. When Erie Smith's illusory sense of grandeur begins to fade, he confides in a hotel night clerk, played by Randall Newsome. You can catch the two-man show at The Shakespeare Theatre Company's Lansburgh Theatre through March 17.

Music: "My Generation (Instrumental)" by The Who

NPR

'Star Wars' Editors Defy Hollywood Conventions

In a film industry often dominated by men, there's at least one exception: Many editors are women. Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey speak about their work on the new Star Wars.
NPR

Florida Says Its Fruits, Vegetables Are Safe From Invasive Fruit Fly

Since September, Florida has been fighting an infestation of the Oriental fruit fly, an invasive pest that threatened more than 400 crops. The state declared the insect eradicated as of Saturday.
NPR

The Senate Battle That Looms For Scalia's Replacement

NPR's Domenico Montanaro discusses the upcoming battle on Capitol Hill on replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court.
NPR

Colonialism Comment Puts Facebook Under Scrutiny

A Facebook board member lambasted a decision by regulators in India, the social network's second-largest market. He thereby sparked new scrutiny of Facebook's intentions in that country.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.