This week, I reviewed the new Albert Maysles documentary Iris, I had a look at the DVD of the Charles Wuorinen opera Brokeback Mountain, I wrote about Atlanta playwright Paris Crayton III’s new comedy Crazyanity and I previewed the dance performance Dust House by the new company Fly on a Wall. Enjoy!
I have two new reviews of two very different start-of-summer shows. I reviewed Blues for an Alabama Sky, Pearl Cleage’s Harlem Renaissance drama celebrating its 20th anniversary with a new production at the Alliance and the campy drag spoof Die, Mommie, Die! starring Atlanta playwright Topher Payne.
A monthly listing of critic Andrew Alexander’s picks for the top five arts events in Atlanta:
5. Lucinda’s World, Part III: Weathered Chromes. May 21-June 20. Marcia Wood Gallery.
The renowned Atlanta-based photographer continues with part three of a cycle of four exhibitions, each one at a different venue, this one of recent abstractions at Marcia Wood Gallery’s new midtown space.
The Breakers is an innovative new show from 7 Stages taking place at the Goat Farm Arts Center that utilizes a specially-built house with transparent walls as its set. Check out my preview in the Atlanta-Journal Constitution (paywall) and my review in ArtsATL.
Artist Nick Cave (not to be confused with the singer of the same name) creates colorful and elaborate soundsuits for his visually stunning and crowd-pleasing performances. Check out my preview of his show Up Right Atlanta in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The free show, April 24-26, will definitely be one of the don’t-miss performances of the year!
Noelle Kayser is the daughter of renowned Atlanta actor Chris Kayser. She’s recently stepped out into the spotlight as a dancer with companies such as gloATL and the Atlanta Ballet. Check out my profile on ArtsATL.
April is the busiest month. Check out my review of the Atlanta Opera’s Marriage of Figaro at the Cobb Energy Centre for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and my reviews of Marcus; or the Secret of Sweet at Actors’ Express and The Explorers’ Club at Aurora Theatre for ArtsATL.
A monthly listing of Andrew Alexander’s picks for the top five arts events in Atlanta:
5. The Breakers, April 16-May 10. The Goat Farm Arts Center.
A new interactive production written and directed by Michael Haverty will allow viewers to wander through the drama unfolding in a house where all the walls are made of glass.