Ann Walton Sieber

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  • 20 years ago

    In 1936, when Spain's Francisco Franco invaded his own country "to save it from itself," one of the pollutant forces he saw fit to extinguish was the poet Federico Garca Lorca. "He was killed because he was a Red queer," one of the drivers who, in...

  • 20 years ago | Stage

    Throughout Tony Kushner's Angels in America: Millennium Approaches -- the first part of a seven-hour drama of love, sex, politics and the spirit -- the most consistent story line comes through a series of progressively majestic pronouncements of t...

  • 20 years ago | Stage

    When George Bernard Shaw wrote Arms and the Man in 1894, he was known as an arts critic and revolutionary rather than as a dramatist. However, in his railing against the hypocrisy of Victorian theater, Shaw saw that if he wanted something better, ...

  • 20 years ago | Stage

    When Stages decided to stage the Marx Brothers' The Cocoanuts, what were they thinking? Why court disaster by staging a show that's so obviously and consummately been done already? An actor can't very well reinterpret Groucho or Harpo; he can only...

  • 21 years ago | Stage

    Fledgling theater companies are nothing new in Houston, a town still struggling to establish a third Equity house. Dead theater companies are nothing new either. Many of the companies launched with great to-do in the last few years are now either ...

  • 21 years ago | Stage

    Dream state number one: you're 92, have had a stroke, and travel back in time to converse with your former selves. Dream state number two: you're 26 and are visited by your future selves, who can tell you how your life is going to unfold. Dream qu...