The Scandalous Life of Avant-Garde Artist Rudolf Bauer in New Drama
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The last date listed for Bauer was Saturday April 19, 2014 / 3:00pm.
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A fresh spin on several Brothers Grimm fairy tales, Into the Woods interweaves and re-imagines the stories of a number of beloved characters to examine whether "happily ever after" is really even possible. Unable to bear children, a baker and his wife are lured into completing a number of tasks by a witch who promises to grant them their wish. During their journey, they encounter Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, Cinderella and Jack and the Beanstalk. With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine, the original Broadway run won critical praise and numerous awards. The cast recording, which includes "Children Will Listen," "Giants in the Sky" and "No One Is Alone," took home a Grammy. It's set to get the Hollywood movie treatment this year in a film starring Johnny Depp and Meryl Streep. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Judy HervallRed Velvet
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Went with my 23 year old daughter and two of her friends. The acting was absolutely incredible. Truly inspiring. Loved the writing and the way the story was told. Only three actors. No intermission. No awkward pauses. You just have to be a fly in the wall and watch as the drama - with some laughs expertly provided - unfolds and tells you the story as lightbulbs come on as the characters begin to understand the past from another view. So glad we went. Only issue is that seat aa110 (front row) can't see the entry door and as the images appear on the screen the actors stay in one spot on stage making it impossible to see the images. It isn't the aisle seat but no one was seated past me. I would think odd numbered orchestra seats further back are best. Or idd or even as long as center. Thanks for great show!!!
The visuals are pure scenic magic and provide extra insight into the artist and his work. — Jean Schiffman, _San Francisco Examiner _
“Not since ‘Sunday in the Park with George’ have I seen a play about art and artists as fascinating and powerful as Lauren Gunderson’s ‘Bauer.’” — Janos Gereben, San Francisco Performing Arts Examiner
“This true story is a work of substantial brilliance.” — Buzzin’ Lee Hartgrave, BeyondChron
“While the 100-minute play needs some finishing touches, it’s still an exquisite exploration of the fickleness of history, the fragility of the artistic impulse and the age of regret.” — Karen D’Souza, San Jose Mercury News
“This world premiere from the prolific Bay Area playwright is a swirl of hurts, hopes, regrets, love, hate, and forgiveness that finds an order that Bauer himself sought for his art.” — Richard Dodds, The Bay Area Reporter
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