The Talented Mr. Crudup

Theater Review of Harry Clarke  By Rory Winston “I believe that imagination is the passport we create to take us into the real world,” proffers the conman and self-proclaimed son of Sidney Poitier, Paul Poitier, in John Guare’s Six Degrees of Separation – a play that questions the premise of identity as much as it…

Porgy and Stress – A Conductor’s Opera

By Rory Winston Shocking. Controversial. Disturbing– words with fluctuating values. Depending on the context, these adjectives can mean anything from offensive and questionable to arresting and substantial. Heard on TV news, they’re the perfect lead-in for an investigative report or exposé. As a blurb on a blockbuster film’s billboard, they’re mere hype. As part of…