Judith Reynolds

Position: Special to the Herald

Email: judithlreynolds@yahoo.com

Tricksters in only 10 minutes

When Claude meets Janet, they sit in a café and work their way through a dating checklist. Flirting, giggling and snuggling close together, they tell each other one personal thing after another –...

DATE: June 8, 2017 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

Memory and its mysteries

When Blanche DuBois arrives at her sister’s apartment in New Orleans, she’s not entirely welcome. The same could be said for Mary Lennox at her uncle’s estate in England. In literature as in life,...

DATE: May 11, 2017 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

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Time and time again : The MET stages contemporary ‘La Traviata’

Time is the big villain in Verdi’s “La Traviata,” and in case you don’t get it, director Wily Decker puts a huge clock on stage even before the overture begins. At 11 Saturday morning in the Fort...

DATE: March 10, 2017 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

Collaborative ‘Carol’ is innovative and moving

When Ebenezer Scrooge (played with crabby directness by Bob Thom) tucks himself into bed on Christmas Eve, he happens to be standing on stage. The illusion is so complete and so comical that on...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2016 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

Culture Gulch Sirens of song: Two musical programs not to miss

I’m borrowing Kerry Ginger’s title for her upcoming presentation in Life Long Learning to alert readers to two musical programs next week. One is about women’s roles in Western opera and the other...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2016 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

Plenty of opera to be seen in Durango

Opera offerings are expanding in Durango. Some showings stream live from the stage of the Metropolitan Opera and others are taped broadcasts from opera houses around the world. It’s another sign...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2016 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

Music for our troubled time

For me, music that speaks to our troubled time more powerfully than any other is anything by Beethoven and anything by Brahms. Luckily, in this summer of political discontent, there’s a lot of...

DATE: July 7, 2016 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

50 shades of satire at Durango Arts Center

Satire rides on a spectrum from mild to wild – to borrow a line from a local rafting company. Last Friday, the sixth annual 10-minute Play Festival at the Durango Arts Center floated three satires...

DATE: June 9, 2016 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

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A body of work exhibited at the arts center

At first glance, Laurie Archer’s solar plate etchings look like random nature studies. In the three sections of “The Thread,” her exhibit now on view in the library of the Durango Arts Center, you...

DATE: May 12, 2016 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

High drama to be had in Philadelphia

I hit a travel jackpot earlier this month on a trip to Philadelphia. I flew there for my annual conference of the American Theatre Critics Association. Seventy critics and their guests saw six...

DATE: April 21, 2016 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

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Exhibit is astute political commentary laced with outrage

“The best political art is always viciously negative.” British culture critic Jonathan Jones wrote that last week in his column in The Guardian. Jones pointedly asked contemporary artists to...

DATE: March 10, 2016 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

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Catch one of the greatest comic operas ever

Once upon a time somewhere between the moon and the sun, three ladies–in-waiting saved a bewildered prince from a very big, very nasty serpent. After they leave to tell the Queen of the Night, a...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2016 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

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