WAMU 88.5 : Art Beat

Art Beat With Lauren Landau, April 15

Play associated audio
Laura C. Harris and Elan Zafir co-star in Tender Napalm, a show about the complicated nature of love.
Teresa Wood
Laura C. Harris and Elan Zafir co-star in Tender Napalm, a show about the complicated nature of love.

Apr. 15-May 4: Moth
The U.S. premiere of Moth by Australian playwright Declan Greene is on stage at Studio Theatre in Northwest through May 4. High school is tough on Anime-obsessed Sebastian and his emo-Wiccan best friend Claryssa, but after an awful event occurs on the school’s athletic field, Sebastian embarks on an apocalyptic mission that irreparably changes their relationship. Tom Story directs this dark drama, which includes adult themes and language that may not be appropriate for young audiences.

Apr. 15-May 11: Tender Napalm
You can see the D.C.-area premiere of Tender Napalm by British playwright Philip Ridley at Arlington’s Signature Theatre through May 11. Directed by Matthew Gardiner, the play centers on a man and a woman who are at a crucial point in their relationship, following a terrible event. In this battle-of-the-sexes, the lovers blur the lines between truth and illusion as they sift through the memories that hold them together and those that could tear them apart. The show contains strong language and is not recommended for children.

Music: “Love is a Battlefield (Instrumental)” by Pat Benetar

NPR

Why Does Every New Restaurant Look Like A Factory?

The stripped-down look of exposed brick, poured cement floors, and Edison light bulbs is popular in restaurants across America. One reporter dares to ask, "Seriously, why?"
NPR

1 In 10 People May Face Malnutrition As Fish Catches Decline

Many people around the world rely on fish not just for protein but for critical micronutrients like iron and zinc. So declining fisheries pose major risks for global health, scientists warn.
NPR

Bipartisan Disapproval Follows Bill Clinton's Meeting With Loretta Lynch

"I think it's ... one of the big stories of this week of this month, of this year," Donald Trump said of the meeting. A Democratic strategist said it was "foolish to create such optics."
NPR

'Future Shock' Author Alvin Toffler Dies at 87

Toffler's warnings about 'information overload' and the accelerating pace of change in modern society made his seminal 1970 book a best-seller in the U.S. and around the world.

Leave a Comment

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