WAMU 88.5 : Art Beat

Art Beat With Lauren Landau, April 30

Play associated audio
Emily Young (Sylvia) showers the stage with letters in The Two Gentlemen of Verona at the Folger Theatre.
Jeff Malet
Emily Young (Sylvia) showers the stage with letters in The Two Gentlemen of Verona at the Folger Theatre.

Apr. 30-May 25: The Two Gentlemen of Verona
The New York-based troupe Fiasco Theater makes its D.C. debut with Shakespeare’s clever comedy The Two Gentlemen of Verona, which you can see at Folger Theatre through May 25. An enthusiastic six-member cast livens up the show with musical instruments that they play on stage as they tell the story of two friends, Valentine and Proteus, who fall for the same woman. Hilarity, mistaken identity and betrayal ensue as the two gentlemen fight for love.

May 1: Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín
Tomorrow night at 8 you can head to the Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda for Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín, a concert honoring the Jewish prisoners in the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp who performed the composition sixteen times in an act of courageous defiance. The program features a full performance of Verdi’s Requiem Mass with The City Choir of Washington plus video testimony from survivors of the original chorus.

Music: “Nabucco: ‘Va pensiero’ (Chorus of Hebrew Slaves)” by Giuseppe Verdi

NPR

'Swiss Army Man' Leaps From Realism To Fantasy

Swiss Army Man is an absurdist movie comedy in which a shipwrecked Paul Dano befriends a surprisingly talkative corpse, played by Daniel Radcliffe.
NPR

Can Arnold Schwarzenegger Persuade China To Eat Less Meat?

Like the U.S., China is battling obesity and climate change. So it's urging citizens to eat less meat — and spreading the word with public service ads featuring Hollywood stars.
NPR

Kansas Votes More Money For Public Schools To Avert Shutdown

Legislators, pressured by the state Supreme Court, passed a $38 million package for the state's underfunded schools. Justices had threatened to close all public schools in Kansas after this month.
NPR

Shock, Rage And Gallows Humor: A Brexit Backlash On Social Media

Young voters had overwhelmingly voted to remain in the European Union. Now there's a flood of anger from those who accuse older generations of choosing a future they don't want.

Leave a Comment

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