A Different Angel...

American Repertory Theatre in Boston just opened a stage adapation of Wim Wenders' exquisite movie Wings of Desire, and I can't imagine a more beautiful idea for a stage transfer. The video above is a 10-minute documentary on the production, which is directed by one of the most exciting new directors on the global scene right now, Ola Mafaalani. The show is a co-production with Toneelgroep Amsterdam , which is led by Ivo van Hove, who directed that utterly magnificent experimental version of Hedda Gabler two seasons ago in New York. (Wings of Desire was, coincidentally, reviewed by the New York Times today, and surprise surprise, they didn't get it.)

The images are stunning -- beautiful ways to reinterpret the idea of "angel." Very inspiring for Perestroika, methinks. (And if you haven't seen the movie, you really should.) It's also amazing what you can do with a massive budget, isn't it? ;-)

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