Friday, April 21, 2006

REALLY, HOW OFTEN DOES ONE GET TO USE THE WORD VERFREMDUNGSEFFEKT IN A POST? While I don't know that I'll get around to seeing the new Cabaretized (with Alan Cumming and at Studio 54, no less!) production of The Threepenny Opera, it certainly sounds like a fascinating train wreck. My problem with Brecht is more my problem than his -- I tend to like my theatre at least a little bit enjoyable, and most of his plays quite intentionally don't fall into that category. But there is the whole Weill music thing, and I do love Alan Cumming, and it even has the more-unusual-than-ever-she-was Cyndi Lauper, and it's a new translation by Wallace Shawn . . . I just know I'll be annoyed at myself if I actually sit through it.

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