Prachya Pinkaew, a famous martial arts director in Thailand, is not known for making buddy pictures. However, after ten minutes of the follow-up to "Ong Bak: Muay Thai Warrior," you might feel like you've walked into the wrong theater. The movie in those first few minutes consist of the following: boy plays with grown elephant, elephant has a baby elephant, and boy and baby elephant grow up together. The cuteness even draws an "Aww" out of the audience, and if only Pinkaew had replaced the elephant with a golden retriever, the movie would be like a million other G-rated family films. But then the movie gets back on its projected track when the elephant is captured. And unlike buddy films you've seen before, in "The Protector," when your buddy is stolen, you snap as many arms as it takes to get him back.
As many as 51 construction projects throughout MCPS could be delayed by up to two years if County Executive Doug Duncan's proposed funding for the construction passes.
Senior Dena Tran is an artist, but she doesn't paint landscapes or chisel stone. Her canvas is hair, and her tools are her scissors and a brush. Tran washes, streaks, straightens and trims her masterpieces.
There have been countless Jewish plays written; some great, some mediocre. Very few, however, have been able to define the struggles of an entire time period while, at the same time, appealing to a universal audience. Zelda Fichandler, Founding Director of Arena Stage, achieves this goal with Clifford Odets' "Awake and Sing" in her return to Arena Stage in over a decade.