Friday, January 5, 2007

Opening weekend

Diego Arciniegas, Susanne Nitter and Gabriel Kuttner in Design for Living

The 2007 theater season begins in earnest this weekend, with Noel Coward's Design for Living opening at the Calderwood (see above) and See What I Want to See by John LaChiusa going up at the Lyric Stage. Design, Coward's 1933 ode to the joy of bisexual ménage, is being produced by the Publick Theater in a rare indoor outing (as it were). The show will feature the cast (and director) of its summer hit Copenhagen, under the direction of Spiro Veloudos, who, intriguingly enough, is the artistic director of (yes) the Lyric Stage. Ah, well, there's nothing like a little healthy competition (even if it's with your own theater!). Meanwhile, the promising See What I Want to See (below) updates the paradoxes of Akira Kurosawa's famous Rashomon.

Andrew Giordano and Aimee Doherty in See What I Want to See

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