Performing Arts

Teenagers Laney and Maribel bond over the trials and tribulations of adolescence in Crooked, onstage at Live Arts during February. Publicity photo.

ARTS Pick: Crooked

Catherine Trieschmann’s earnest coming-of-age story Crooked sees teenagers Laney and Maribel wrestle with self-discovery, chronic illness, family tragedy and fierce faith in the Deep South. This powerful production directed by Kate Adamson relies on a minimal cast of three and strips away all distractions to expose the true vulnerability of adolescence. Through 2/21. $20-25, times vary. […]

John Harrell, Symmonie Preston and Chris Johnston run lines for Aphra Behn's The Rover, onstage at Blackfriars Playhouse for the American Shakespeare Center's Renaissance season. Photo: Jay McClure.

ARTS Pick: The Rover

17th century spy and playwright Aphra Behn’s work returns to the American Shakespeare Center with a production of The Rover (subtitled The Banish’d Cavaliers), a romantic romp through the Naples Carnival. Rakish naval captain Willmore finds himself trapped in a love triangle filled with convents, courtesans and mistaken identities. From thieves and prostitutes to nuns […]