In 2013, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Pink Floyd’s 1973 progressive rock album The Dark Side of the Moon, the BBC enlisted British playwright Tom Stoppard to adapt the work for radio. Pink Floyd gave Tom Stoppard, known for philosophical plays such as Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead and Arcadia, and the mind-bending 1985… Continue reading Burning Coal Stages Tom Stoppard & Pink Floyd’s Challenging, Stimulating Darkside
“What’s the good?” asks Czech-born British playwright and screenwriter Tom Stoppard in his play, Darkside, inspired by the rock group Pink Floyd, who in turn may well have been offering the same huge question in their album The Dark Side of the Moon. In America, the idiom is more often “What’s the use?” Burning Coal… Continue reading Tom Stoppard & Pink Floyd’s Darkside Is Thought-Provoking Entertainment
Arcadia, now playing in Deep Dish Theater Company’s small black-box theater in what was formerly the Dillard’s end of Chapel Hill’s University Mall, is an erudite comedy, filled with mystery, plot twists, clever dialogue, and literary and scientific references. Some scholars call it Czech-born British dramatist and screenwriter Sir Tom Stoppard’s finest work; and Deep… Continue reading “Arcadia” Is a Delightful Romp That Spans Centuries
“I love the text of ‘Rough Crossing’!” says director Julya M. Mirro. “I think that Tom Stoppard … has a wonderful sense of language and timing. In this show, he has a lot of great jokes that are all about the rhythm and pace of the speech. I also really appreciated that it is family-friendly, and evokes the sense of the great Katharine Hepburn/Jimmy Stewart/Cary Grant movies, with lots of playfulness!”
On opening night last Friday, Theatre in the Park‘s presentation of British playwright Tom Stoppard’s 1984 and 2000 Tony Award®-winning backstage comedy, “The Real Thing,” had not quite gelled.