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Life Is … a (Mind-Bendingly Intellectual and Kinky) Audition In Ives’s Erotic, Comic Drama, “Venus in Fur,” at Theatre Intime

Bursting into the audition room, she looks like every director’s worst nightmare: crude, ditzy, desperate, needy, self-pitying, late, and completely wrong for the classy role. She seems like a composite…

PSO Explores Dreams and the Night In Concert at Richardson Auditorium

Musical dream sequences often occur in opera, but symphonic works conveying dreams are less common. Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) presented a concert of “Nights and Dreams” this past weekend, exploring…

The Grand Budapest Hotel: Ralph Fiennes Delivers as Concierge in Wes Anderson Comedy

Wes Anderson’s films are one of a kind, as easy to identify as, say a Thelonious Monk piano solo or a Frank Sinatra vocal. You can spot one of his…

Found by Robert Frost On the Poet’s Birthday, or Adventures in a Parked Car

Every time I pull into a parking lot, regardless of the season, I notice people just sitting in their cars, probably texting, or surfing the net, or talking on cell…

Curators Show Their Artistry In The Gallery at Chapin School

Dallas Piotrowski has been walking the paths of Grounds For Sculpture for years, finding inspiration in the grounds of the park itself. Most recently, the lotus plants there made such…

The Dryden Ensemble Celebrates J.S. Bach With Program of Baroque Chamber Music

It has been a season of musical birthdays in Princeton, and the Dryden Ensemble added to the mix with two concerts celebrating Bach’s 329th birthday this past weekend. Sunday afternoon’s…

The Single Moms Club: Frazzled Mothers Join Forces in Story of Female Empowerment

Fast food waitress Lytia (Cocoa Brown) lives from paycheck to paycheck and has to rely on public transportation in order to get around. By contrast, Jan (Wendi McLendon-Covey) is an…

The Poe Perplex: A Homeless Poet Worth His Weight in Gold Haunts the Bryn Mawr-Wellesley Book Sale

Ten years ago, in the March 31, 2004 issue of Town Topics, I wrote my first column about the Bryn Mawr-Wellesley Book Sale (BM-W), “Billy Collins and the Homeless Poets…

Major PU Art Museum Collection Embarked on International Tour

A collection of major modern artworks in the Princeton University Art Museum (PUAM) has been carefully packed up and sent to Europe where it will be seen by art lovers…

Short Comedy by Princeton Filmmaker Screening at Arts Council Saturday

Out, a 19-minute long comedy begins as its main character, Raymond Bilotti, arrives home to find the County Sheriff knocking on his door, and progresses through a series of bizarre…