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By David Keene
Conference showed that the values Reagan cherished still endure
Topic - Clara
It is probably safe to say that I am not the world's greatest ballet critic. That changed this week with a strongly suggested family outing to the Warner Theater to see Septime Webre's "The Nutcracker."
'The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess" will be performed at the National Theatre Christmas week, the same time "Elf the Musical" is at the Kennedy Center and the Washington Ballet's "The Nutcracker" is at the Warner Theatre. At first glance, a show about addiction, abusive relationships and a natural disaster might not be the most natural fit for the holiday season. Yet Sumayya Ali, who will play the role of the struggling young mother Clara in the production, argues that in an unexpected way, "Porgy and Bess" might be the perfect show for Christmas.
Can obsession create genuine love? The question shudders with possibilities throughout the melodramatic musical "Passion," whose plot strains credulity, yet celebrates the erratic improbabilities of love.
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