Thornton Wilder’s plays are a beguiling mix of everyday Americana and surreal time-bending — not just in classics such as “Our Town,” but in the short works that make up the Aurora Theatre’s “Wilder Times.” Read More
Twenty-three years after the trial of Oscar Wilde, another celebrity trial rocked early-20th-century British society. Maud Allan — who starred in Wilde’s “Salome,” and, like Wilde, was accused of being a degenerate — became the focus of a legal battle that was just as sensational as the Irish playwright’s.Allan has long deserved a play of her own, and she gets a brilliant one in Mark Jackson’s “Salomania.” Read More
Nearly a century after its first performance, “The Soldier’s Tale” remains a one-of-a-kind hybrid. Composer Igor Stravinsky intended the work to be “read, played and danced,” and the new Aurora Theatre Company production delivers a beguiling 80-minute fusion of acting, music and movement. Read More
Aurora Theatre Company has assembled an exceptional group of local talent — writers, directors, dancers and musicians — to present Igor Stravinsky’s unique “The Soldier’s Tale,” opening in previews today.
In 1918, the young Stravinsky was a leading composer for ballet companies, including the famed Ballets Russes, when he wrote “Tale,” an unusual mix of music, narration, acting, puppetry and dance. Read More
Hannah’s life is falling apart. She can’t get pregnant, she’s one step away from losing her job, and she thinks her husband, who hasn’t been to work for months, may be an alcoholic. All he does is sit around the house, watering the plants with beer. Read More
Hannah’s life is falling apart. She can’t get pregnant, she’s one step away from losing her job, and she thinks her husband, who hasn’t been to work for months, may be an alcoholic. All he does is sit around the house, watering the plants with beer.The title of “Collapse,” Allison Moore’s incisive and very funny new comedy now in its world premiere production at Aurora Theatre Company, doesn’t simply describe Hannah’s incipient crisis. Read More