Hugo’s epic masterpiece returns to Denver bringing larger-than-life characters that are becoming more and more uncommon in our modern world
About Sylvie Drake
SYLVIE DRAKE is a translator, writer, and former theatre critic and columnist for the Los Angeles Times. She is a member of the American Theatre Critics Association., a contributor to culturalweekly.com, and occasional contributor to American Theatre magazine and the Los Angeles Times.
Entries by Sylvie Drake
The story, deeply embedded in Jewish DNA, tells a universal story about determination and survival
You may find that it takes a few minutes to adjust to the language, form and plot of Choir Boy, by Tarell Alvin McCraney. You scoop story developments by the earful, rather than following them as a straight line, so listen up, because the transitions are subtle and stitched together by, of all things, some […]
Our two major political parties, once frenemies, appear locked down in irremediable differences. Disputation has poisoned our daily life, coarsening relationships and affecting too many aspects of daily existence. Anger, incivility, prevarication and racism have plunged us into social paralysis.
To say nothing of shootings.
Joy ensues because in Shakespeare’s comedies, joy always ensues
Paula Vogel’s surprisingly modern play looks back at shocking theatrical scandal from a century ago
Director Chris Coleman talks about turning Tolstoy’s enduring, expansive novel into a taut stage play
Here’s the back story of how one of Irving Berlin’s most beloved tunes was turned into a Denver-bound holiday stage spectacular
W. Somerset Maugham gave us a 1920s heroine whose strength and resourcefulness make her compelling for any time, says the director
The jukebox musical that Carole King only agreed to kicking and screaming has left audiences around the country clapping and singing.