Keep it rolling: Absinthe
This week in the Village Voice Theater section:
Michael Feingold rolls over Xanadu, though he finds kind words for the cast, especially Kerry Butler as the Aussie-accented Greek muse. He sings the praises, however, offered by the double-bill of Chinese operas presented by the Contemporary Legend Theatre of Taiwan, alas now closed. One notably features a sword-fighting dramaturg.
In Sightlines, John Beer doesn’t express reverence for the Rev. martin Luther King The/King/Operetta, calling it, “a frustrating hodgepodge of a piece—infectious, profound, and baffling by turns.” And Angela Ashman reasons about Kirk Wood Bromley’s rhymes during No More Pretending at the Ice Factory Festival.