Sam Tower + Ensemble’s Strange Tenants, written by Jeremy Gable and billed as a “dance theatre psycho thriller” claims to be influenced by the films of Alfred Hitchcock. And sure, it fits right into its 1950s corset, in which a quartet of young women wear pretty dresses (costumes by Tower); have perfect, shiny hair and rings on their fingers; and follow a fine MacGuffin in the form of a missing high-school girlfriend. But even more prominent than Hitchcock’s influence is that of David Lynch.
When you walk into Carl(os) Roa’s Andean Mountains (Montañas Andinas) at Taller Puertorriqueño and you don’t speak Spanish, you have a lot of thoughts, all of which make you feel painfully self-conscious. Though you are greeted in English, you might think, “Why did my school require French and not Spanish? Who speaks French in the United States?” You might also think, “I don‘t belong.”It’s that last thought that drives Roa’s solo performance.
For this effort, Bradford’s under a formidable shadow. Roger Guenveur Smith’s A Huey P. Newton Story covers some of the same territory, but with such narrative and performative skill that the memory of Smith, writhing in slow motion as Newton feels the agitation of crack cocaine coursing through his bloodstream, still gives me the chills. I saw it twice here in Philadelphia, and Spike Lee admired it so much he filmed the performance for PBS.
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Selecting a term
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