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New Federal Theatre's 44th Season to Feature Ed Bullin's IN THE WINE TIME & THE FABULOUS MISS MARIE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2013
Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre kicks off its 44th season with 'The Ed Bullins Project' - two revivals from his 'Twentieth Century Cycle of Plays' - In The Wine Time and The Fabulous Miss Marie. Bullins, winner of the prestigious NY Drama Critics' Circle Award and OBIE Award for The Taking of Miss Janie, has greatly influenced American theatre, especially Black theatre. His work, characterized by disdain for ineffective political rhetoric as a substitute for action, most often examines the lives of Black people in the inner city. In 1968, Clive Barnes, writing in the New York Times called Bullins 'a welcome addition to the ranks of New York playwrights.' Four years later, Barnes added 'Bullins writes the way Charlie Parker played: It is all so easy and effortless. It sounds improvised, and yet it doesn't sound improvised, simply because it is the improvisation of formality.' Today, Bullins is regarded as a seminal force in the American theater. (more...)
Author Ben Moore Pens New Book Filled with Surprising, Fascinating Facts about Universe
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014
Elephants in Space—The Past, Present and Future of Life and the Universe takes us on a journey from the beginning of time to the end of the universe to uncover our origins and reveal our destiny. Written in an engaging style, the author Ben Moore describes Our Place in Time and space, how we got here and where we are going. He explains how mankind acquired this knowledge starting from the beginning of civilization when the ancient Greeks first began to ask questions about the nature of the world around them. (more...)
Videoo.com Enables Mass Crowd Sourced Tribute for #BOBMARLEYWEEK
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2014
An innovative partnership between the Marley family and Videoo.com (pronounced vid?-?h) that launched during Bob Marley Week (Feb 2-8, 2014) demonstrated the crowd-sourced creation of timeless content to forever honor Bob Marley's life, love and legend. (more...)
Kathleen Chalfant & Timothy Simonson to Star in New Federal Theatre's DR. DU BOIS AND MISS OVINGTON, Begin. 1/16
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2013
Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre continues its 44th season with Dr. Du Bois and Miss Ovington starring Kathleen Chalfant and Timothy Simonson. Gabrielle L. Kurlander directs. Performances begin January 16h, with opening night scheduled for January 30th. (more...)
Penobscot Theatre Company to Present OUR TOWN, 4/24-5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2014
Rehearsals are underway for the crown jewel of Penobscot Theatre Company's 40th-anniversary season: OUR TOWN by Thornton Wilder. 'Widely regarded as the greatest American play, this piece perfectly illustrates the power, relevance, and importance of theatre in our community,' says Artistic Director Bari Newport. Newport is directing the upcoming production, which will run April 24-May 11, and freshness is at the core of her vision. (more...)
Penobscot Theatre Company Presents OUR TOWN, Now thru 5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014
The crown jewel of Penobscot Theatre Company's 40th-anniversary season: OUR TOWN by Thornton Wilder, opens tonight. 'Widely regarded as the greatest American play, this piece perfectly illustrates the power, relevance, and importance of theatre in our community,' says Artistic Director Bari Newport. Newport is directing the upcoming production, which will run today, April 24-May 11, and freshness is at the core of her vision. (more...)
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