Performing Arts

Brad Frazier (right) and Sandi Carroll star in the UVA Drama Department’s production of Jenny Schwartz’s God’s Ear. Photo credit: Michael Bailey.

ARTS Pick: God’s Ear

The best new plays are always hard to categorize, and Jenny Schwartz’s God’s Ear is no exception. Staged by UVA’s drama department, it is a powerful and intentionally disjointed examination of deep loss and finding ways to cope.

Paula Poundstone riddles off a stream of astute cat jokes and sociopolitical sarcasm at the Paramount. Publicity photo.

ARTS Pick: Paula Poundstone

Catty lady If you can’t quite place Paula Poundstone, try imagining her with a red brick wall behind her while she dishes out a brilliantly composed cat joke. There’s also a pretty good chance you’ve heard her yucking it up as a regular panelist on NPR’s “Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me.” Poundstone holds the honor […]