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Orlandersmith Finds Documentary Theater in Ferguson, MO

A quiet contemplation of America’s newly energized racist past

In her resonant work Foreverfirst staged at Center Theatre Group in 2014 and then New York Theatre Workshop in spring 2015, playwright and performer Dael Orlandersmith includes herself as a character and observer in scenes that visit Paris, childhood abuse and memories of her mother. 326 more words

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LABUTE NEW THEATER FESTIVAL

Written by James Haigney, Neal Labute & Carter Lewis

Directed by John Pierson

Always worth a look,  LABUTE NEW THEATER FESTIVAL varies from year to year in length and tone. 740 more words

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In a Director’s Viewpoint: Arizona Broadway Theatre’s “Show Boat”

Reviewed and written By Jay Horne

Production History

Show Boat was a 1927 musical, with music by Jerome Kern and book/lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. 1,052 more words

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Artus - Tischlos unglücklich

Meine Zweifel begannen schon im Foyer. Der rosa-blaue Felsen mit Schwert wartete darauf, von Zuschauern und Darstellern bespielt zu werden und tatsächlich: die Kunst begann mit einem Bad in der Menschenmenge. 706 more words

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THE GIRL WHO JUMPED OFF THE HOLLYWOOD SIGN


Written and performed by Joanne Hartstone

Directed by Vince Fusco

We all know fame has its dark side. Some show business luminaries reach the pinnacle of stardom only to topple to tragic depths, others simply fade with time. 664 more words

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The Hollow Crown’s “Richard III”: The Affective Failure of Direct Address

Elizabeth E. Tavares (Pacific University)

The character of Richard III is tricky to manage for contemporary audiences. His villainy is as rich and delicious as that of Milton’s Satan—and therein lies the trap. 1,279 more words

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THE CHILDREN

Written by Lucy Kirkwood

Directed by Robert McDonald

THE CHILDREN seems a curious title for a play in which the characters are all over 65. Perhaps playwright Lucy Kirkwood intends chose the name for the same reason Arthur Miller called his first great morality play ALL MY SONS. 583 more words

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