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The Visit- An Excellent Production Of a Dark and Difficult Piece

Friday, April 24th, 2015
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Friedrich Dürrenmatt’s 1956 “tragicomedy,” The Visit first arrived on Broadway in 1958 starring Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne. By 1964, it had been expanded into

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Tempest Ladies

My Career Choice: Stella Berg and Katherine Elliot –
The Tempest Ladies

Friday, April 24th, 2015
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Men often played both male and female roles in Shakespeare’s plays. The Tempest Ladies turn that tradition on its head with their all-female Shakespeare theater

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The Belle of Belfast – Unworthy

Friday, April 24th, 2015
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1985 Belfast, Ireland. Seventeen year-old Anne Malloy (Kate Lydic) is one of the prettiest girls at school. And she knows it. Her Catholic parents having

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Something Rotten- The Most Fun You Can Have on Broadway (In a Theater)

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015
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Something Rotten (as in “…something is rotten in the state of Denmark,” Hamlet), will make your cheeks hurt from grinning. The ebullient, well cast show,

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The Dowager’s Diary: New York City’s Downton Abbey – Week Eleven

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015
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Just two days to Christmas, but before she could begin celebrating, Kate Roosevelt had a funeral to attend. Her diary entry for December 23, 1912

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Doctor Zhivago- Still Epic

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015
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It’s bad luck for this earnest musical, having recrafted itself through productions at The La Jolla Playhouse as well as in Australia and Korea, to

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Erica from America: Afterthoughts

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015
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Looking back on it all, I don’t know what I was thinking. That I would go to a country of some 50 million people, with

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Earth Day

Earth Day at the Movies

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015
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On Earth Day our thoughts turn to environmentalism which thanks to current events seems to be taking on increasingly dire importance with every passing day.

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