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Glass Menagerie, Nuffield, Southampton / Headlong, Liverpool reviews:

The Glass Menagerie made Tennessee Williams’s name overnight in 1944 and at a stroke changed the course of American drama – opening up new territories of psychological interiority.

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Catching up with Papa Ubu via online streaming

In Erich Segal’s study of comedy, which I just finished reading (my brief account on Goodreads is here), Segal says, “Arguably the first agent provocateur of was Alfred Jarry, whose… 223 more words


The Miss Firecracker Contest at Laurel Mill Playhouse, June 26-July 12

The Miss Firecracker Contest at Laurel Mill Playhouse, June 26-July 12

The Miss Firecracker Contest
by Beth Henley
Directed by Patrick Pase
Produced by Maureen Rogers… 172 more words


On Around Town, talking Laugh, Man of La Mancha, The Originalist, and Soon.

My regimen of smiling and sentence-speaking practice continues as I join host Robert Aubry Davis and Washington Post arts writer Jane Horwitz for another Around Town… 146 more words


An Imperative, Not a Noun: Beth Henley's Laugh, reviewed.

Pulitzer Prize-winner Beth Henley‘s new play Laugh is not like her other plays. It’s wacky. How you feel about wacky will be a better predictor of your experience than you feel about Henley. 7 more words


Review “Abundance” from The Actors Company Theatre

Joseph Verlezza / Critic

Referencing the word “Abundance” in the dictionary, several meanings appear, including ‘an extremely plentiful or over sufficient quantity or supply,’ ‘overflowing fullness,’ and affluence or wealth,’ which all diligently support the aptly titled Beth Henley epic play. 580 more words

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The Miss Firecracker Contest - Reading Plays - Episode 15

Reading Plays - Episode 15 - The Miss Firecracker Contest by Radiomade on Mixcloud

A satire of the Southern potboiler in the form of a beauty pageant, The Miss Firecracker Contest was first performed at a tiny LA theatre in 1980. 307 more words