theatre


It seems that a bunch of crazy kids did the Thriller zombie dance on the London tube today. It’s fantastic.

It would have been pretty much the best moment of my life if they had done this while I was in London last week. Except … perhaps not, because I would have been so conflicted over my desire to jump up and join them.

I have memories of standing in my parents’ living room in front of the television, trying desperately to dance along with Michael Jackson and those Thriller zombies.

I applaud the London tube dancers for their mad dance skillz and incredible subway-lurching balance. Please bring the show to the X bus!

avery brooks tamburlaine

We saw Tamburlaine at the Shakespeare Theatre Company last night. Tamburlaine was the first play of Christopher Marlowe, a contemporary of our friend Shakespeare. The cool kids at Shakespeare Co. are running it and Edward II, Marlowe’s last play, in repertory to kick off their first season in their big new fancy auditorium that will allow them to do cool things … like run two plays at once.
Tamburlaine is a jolly little holiday play about a lowly shepherd who takes over the world through cunning and force and bloody terror. I can’t say I particularly enjoyed it … but the costumes were beautiful.