Nalaga’at performs “Not By Bread Alone” at Kennedy Center March 25 and 26.
In 21st-century America, every Jew is a Jew by choice, accepting or rejecting the mantels of denomination and affiliation, religious observance and even cultural and filial identification. That issue of self-identification becomes a powerful subtext in Chinese-American playwright David Henry Hwang’s semi-autobiographical play Yellow Face, making its fortuitous debut at the Washington DC Jewish Community… Read More
by Lisa Traiger Arts Correspondent More than a dozen years ago, when playwright Amy Herzog graduated from college, she took a cross-country bike trip, from New Haven to San Francisco. Then she moved to New York, where she lived with her aging grandmother. These experiences form the bones for “4000 Miles,” an intimate work of… Read More
by Lisa Traiger Arts Correspondent There are no shades of gray in David Mamet’s provocative legal drama Race, which deals with guilt and innocence, truth and fabrication, in black and white. For Mamet, race is everything in a case concerning a wealthy white man accused of rape by a black hotel housekeeper. That Mamet’s 2009… Read More