The premise was simple, a hypothetical meeting of Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X, but the layers of conflicting views and innuendos were quite meaningful. Having the stage only include a few plain pieces of furniture and a speaking platform kept the audience’s attention on the actors and their interaction that the play centered on.
Gregory Barsamian has created another magnificent exhibit that is being displayed at the Anderson Gallery. “Lather” is Barsamian’s second time having work at the Gallery, and it is creating a big turn out.
We’ve all seen horror movies. We all know which actress is going to die in an especially brutal fashion. She never wears much white, sometimes she smokes, and she always talks about boys in an indecorous manner that the heroine finds uncouth. Fortunately, there is one man who always felt bad for that blonde girl.
Fellow Richmonder, Anne Thomas Soffee’s mini-memoir “Snake Hips” tells how she fell in love with belly dancing because of a broken heart. Soffee writes in a way that makes it incredibly easy to identify with her and her situation and by the end of the novel it’s good to see that she finds love and happiness.