“Well, you know, it’s a good step, but all the stuff that was there before the black president is still there and still festering and still brewing.”
Maurice Emmanuel Parent talks reinventing Marlowe
Company One co-founder Shawn LaCount directs, and here, he reflects on the play’s provocativeness, his collaboration with Matter & Light, and Really’s complicated themes.
Austin Pendleton made his Broadway debut in 1964 when he created the role of Motel in the original production of Fiddler on the Roof. His performance as the nervous, loveable, determined tailor is immortalized on the classic cast album and has served as the gold-standard blueprint to anyone who has played Motel since.
Summer is here, so let’s get down to brass tacks about the beaches, pools, food, concerts, arts events, theater happenings and everything else that makes summer in Boston summer.
I want to thank you for, I don’t want to say ‘tolerating,’ but for putting up with Boston the last 25 years … You’re not getting truly what you deserve, or what you need.”
Now that life has just begun to squeak its way out from the cracks between the ice and snow, bookmark this spread for all you future springtime fun time planning needs.
“I actually want you to be a little changed when you leave the theater. That’s my goal.”
Woven throughout the beautiful juxtaposition of Southern spirituals and rich opera, Breath & Imagination tells the story of an artist of color in a world that built on racial stereotypes and oppression.