Phylicia Rashad, best-known for her stint on The Cosby Show, was the first African-American woman to win a Tony for best actress in a play. Now she makes her Chicago directorial debut with a play set in Hyde Park.
When I interviewed Timothy Douglas about his decision to resign as Artistic Director of Remy Bumppo, he said a series of gracious things about divergent artistic visions. These remarks were barely distinguishable from the equally gracious comments made by his successor Nick Sandys.
On Monday, January 23 at the Goodman Theatre opening of David Mamet’s Race, the new artistic director of Remy Bumppo Theatre Company, Nick Sandys, stood side-by-side with his predecessor, Timothy Douglas, both tall and trim and obviously with warm regards towards each other.
Debates earlier this week around the extension of the Bush-era tax cuts has some crying class warfare. Though Oscar Wilde never called for anything like armed conflict, his mockery of the upper crust in Victorian England was revolutionary in its own way.
As Chris Jones was too tactful to do so, it’s left to tacky me to point out that the most exciting thing about Remy Bumppo’s new Artistic Director Timothy Douglas is not that he’s New York-based, not that he’s directed in Chicago before, not that’s worked at Yale and