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SAM & DEDE, OR MY DINNER WITH ANDRE THE GIANT

Written by Gino DiIorio

Directed by Leah S. Abrams

It would be hard to think of a more unlikely confluence of historical figures, and yet there’s evidence that Modernist playwright Samuel Beckett and pro wrestler Andre “The Giant” Rousimoff knew each other. 611 more words

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The Dressmaker's Secret: Messy Realism in Communist Romania

The Dressmaker’s Secret: Messy Realism in Communist Romania

By Ross

Sarah Levine Simon and Mihai Grunfeld’s The Dressmaker’s Secret, getting its world premiere at 59E59 Theatres, is obviously a personal piece direct from the heart and most definitely from a deeply felt memory. 702 more words

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LABUTE NEW THEATER FESTIVAL

Written By Neil LaBute, Gabe McKinley, Cary Pepper and Adam Seidel

Directed by Kel Haney,  Michael Hogan, and John Pierson

Scenic design by Patrick Huber, lighting design by Jonathan Zelezniak , and costume design by Carla Evans. 880 more words

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Albatross: A Campfire Tale about Mindfullness and Burdens

Albatross: A Campfire Tale about Mindfullness and Burdens

By Ross

Benjamin Evett, (co-writer with Matthew Spangler), the solo performer of the Albatross at 59E59 Theaters, enters lugging a large heavy trunk onto a bare stage with only ropes and pullies as ornaments (amazing work by set: Cristina Todesco; costume: Frances McSherry; lighting and projection: Garrett Herzig). 766 more words

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Northern Stage's Orwell Moves To Off-Broadway

See a final rehearsal of Orwell in America–free of charge–before Northern Stage sends its production off to the Big Apple’s Off-Broadway. Details below, and my review of its original world premiere:

https://dailyuv.com/news/822546

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THE BIRDS

Adapted by Conor McPherson from the story Daphne du Maurier

Directed by Stefan Dzeparoski

Writing in 1952, author Daphne Du Maurier imagined a bleak future in which mankind’s survival is threatened by a sinister change in the avian population. 631 more words

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THE CRUSADE OF CONNOR STEPHENS

Dewey Moss’s provocative family drama centers on the aftermath of a senseless shooting. Yet the central debate of the play here isn’t about gun control. THE CRUSADE OF CONNOR STEPHENS eschews easy answers and ripped-from-the-headlines relevance in favor of a more challenging exploration of clashing ideologies. 436 more words

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