Monthly Archives: November 2011

Thornton Wilder: Our Town Survives Deconstruction

The house dims, the curtain opens and the stage lights come up; revealed at the back of the bare stage is an older man in white dinner jacket that shines brightly in the stage lighting. He is the Stage Manager. … Continue reading

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Allende’s Tale of El Dorado, A Lost City In The Venezuelan Rain Forest

Deep in the Venezuelan rain forest: imagine yourself standing at the base of Angel Falls. You are wrapped in fog and can only imagine the top where the water cascades over the lip of the high mesa thousands of feet … Continue reading

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Orpheus and Eurydice in the Rain Forest of Brazil

Imagine! The opera Orpheus and Eurydice by Gluck is playing at the restored Teatro Amazonas opera house deep in the heart of the Brazilian rainforest. Three foreigners enter the theater lobby: Marina (an American doctor looking stylish in a long … Continue reading

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