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Theatre Review: Circle Mirror Transformation

Sometimes a game is more than just a game.

That’s the message delivered, in a somewhat indirect, unspoken way, by acting teacher Marty (Coralie Cairns), to her quartet of amateur students in Circle Mirror Transformation, a gently comic drama that’s ostensibly about how to become a better actor. 604 more words


Theatre games lead to real life revelations in Circle Mirror Transformation

The world needs more theatre games.

Those are the imagination exercises practised by a group of small town folks ranging in age from 16 to 60 in Circle Mirror Transformation, the new production by Sage Theatre, which opened Friday night at Vertigo Studio Theatre. 615 more words


Mark Strand, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and master of elegy, dead at 80

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Mark Strand, a Pulitzer Prize winner and former U.S. poet laureate widely praised for his concentrated, elegiac verse and graceful command of both humour and despair, has died. 736 more words


'Briefly' leaving a child in the car? A lot can happen

It’s when temperatures hit sweltering heights that we usually start reading horrific stories about children left in cars all day. Those stories are difficult to read and important to know, but the plummeting of the mercury doesn’t change the facts: don’t leave your kids in the car. 832 more words

Culture And Lifestyle

Chamberfest review: A Far Cry had audience on a string

A Far Cry

Dominion-Chalmers Church

Friday at 7 p.m.

A Far Cry is a Boston-based orchestra of 18 youngish string players. There are two things one notices immediately about them, except for the cellists, all the musicians play standing, and they get by without a conductor. 366 more words

Local Arts

Ex-Newspaper Editor Named Pulitzers Administrator

(AP) — The Pulitzer Prizes, among journalism’s highest honors, have a new administrator.

Mike Pride, the former editor of the Concord Monitor in New Hampshire and a former member of the Pulitzer board, was named to the post Tuesday by the board and Columbia University in New York, which administers the prizes. 186 more words


So long, Peter

20 years, 6 months, 11 days. That’s how long the Peter Bhatia era lasted at The Oregonian. And now he, too, is gone.

Wednesday, May 21, marked the last day at work for Peter, a talented editor and widely respected industry leader, after two decades of award-winning journalism, daunting challenges and head-spinning change. 693 more words