Performing Arts

Sian Richards breaks away from her twin played by Kara McLane Burke in the original production of The Convolution of Pip and Twig at Live Arts. Photo: Will May

ARTS Pick: The Convolution of Pip and Twig

Observing the fantastic world of The Convolution of Pip and Twig, it’s as if you’ve stepped through the looking glass and into a children’s pop-up book. The minimal, vibrant set uses low tech manipulations, visual metaphor and physical magic to tell a story almost entirely without words, and Performer’s Exchange Project members Sian Richards and […]

Smirnov (Evan Bergman, left) tries to teach Popova (Dana Colagiovanni) how to shoot a pistol in UVA Drama’s Vodka Variations. Photo: Michael Bailey

ARTS Pick: Vodka Variations

UVA Drama presents an evening of “bite-size” dramas entitled Vodka Variations, adapted from short stories by Anton Chekhov. The production examines the colorful world of 1890s Russia with hilarious and heartwarming glimpses into the lives of everyday people in search of love, happiness and a strong vodka buzz as they navigate their way through their […]