THIS WEEK’S COINCIDENCESOn offer this week: two satires of contemporary American society by women playwrights of Korean descent (Straight White Men and Peerless);• Two dance events explicitly driven to heal America’s sociopolitical discord (Whim W’Him and Chasm);
• Two plays imaginatively extrapolating on an actual event in the life of a U.S. President (Frost/Nixon and Camping with Henry and Tom);• And two mini-festivals of chamber music.
Tuomas Katajala, Ginger Costa-Jackson, Marina Costa-Jackson, Craig Verm, and Laura Tatulescu (left to right) in Così fan tutte. Photo by Philip Newton
What is comedy? One definition: surprise, incongruity, the interplay of the expected and the unexpected. Comic opera thrives on applying this concept to human behavior: the clash of heart and head, the exploration of human folly, the sendup of vice, comeuppance and forgiveness.
CLASSICAL, ETC. Jesse Myers“To sober and quiet the mind” was John Cage’s eloquent response when asked what he thought music’s purpose was (following this with the rationale: “… thus making it susceptible to divine influences.”). Myers has taken this phrase for the title of his recital of meditative piano works by Cage, Feldman, Pärt, and others. Applause is discouraged; lying on the floor encouraged. Chapel Performance Space, Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N., waywardmusic.org.
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Selecting a term
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