The play's early scenes, which present Undine and a fellow arriviste
from the lower classes, Allison (Saidah Arrika Ekulona, fearsomely funny in several roles), as African-American soul sisters of Patsy and Eddie from "Absolutely Fabulous," are played in a deliberately shrill tone that is way too ripe for the intimate confines of Play wrights Horizons' second stage.
The crisis of the architectural academy is at least in some measure a reflection of the crisis facing the profession: the more the practice of architecture becomes removed from the needs of society as a whole, the more it tends to become an overly aestheticized discourse that addresses itself exclusively to the spectacular preoccupations of an arriviste
He had a depth of knowledge that those coming in his stead - arriviste
argumentative contrarian journalists of the future - will never match.
Playing the daughter who incurs his wrath, Wilde is noisy without ever being terribly engaging, though that much could be attributed less to the actress than to scribe Gupta's aggressive characterization of the role as a scheming arriviste
On the other, we have the arriviste
minimalists with their white walls, light wooden floors and black and chrome furniture.
He was, like any arriviste
, keen to put his stamp on the externals while not worrying about what happened behind the neo-Grec columns and pilasters.
Wright Mills, but in a manner strange for a contributing editor of America's great dissident journal, Bird never brings out how McCloy's elite composed, held and renewed its power, until at last that power was spent up by the profligacy of the elderly and arriviste
elites of Florida and California, who mortally wounded their mighty nation in the process.
A series of emails have garnered not a single response, so 'Ya, boo, hiss' to the vulgar arriviste
Top 14 wannabes and Go Sharks
Neither quite as venerable as the thirteenth-century University College, nor a nineteenth-century arriviste
, St John's was founded in 1555 and dedicated to the eponymous St John the Baptist, whose statue, by Eric Gill, still stands in the inner wall of the gate.
Claiming it as a piece of nearly folkloric local history, the two sons have passed the table on for a pittance to antique dealer Inga (Helen Ryan) who, in turn, got a whopping 2,500 [pounds sterling] for the same item from arriviste
couple Lol (John Branwell) and Esther (Christine Moore).
However, Katja is beginning to doubt his commitment to her, and his boss is her brother, Klaus (Stephan Kampwirth), who reckons he's a cocky arriviste
It's Swift's great achievement as Laurence, the luckless arriviste
, that one can see at once what has driven Beverly to regard him as beneath contempt--and yet, cherishable, too.