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The Lyons—Unexpected Laughter

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012
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Heads up national theater schools! It’s about time curriculums included a course on Linda Lavin Comedy. New York rhythms, impeccable timing, arched intonation, nuanced, often

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Dublin By Lamplight—Completely Original

Saturday, September 17th, 2011
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The term melodrama is classically applied to a story with a simplified moral universe and musical accompaniment meant to heighten emotions. Its characters, easily identifiable

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Enchantment on Lower First Avenue

Monday, August 22nd, 2011
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We’re met at the top of a stairway to the basement by the elfin Deborah Kaufmann in a green taffeta Victorian dress and a derby.

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A Gloriously Ghastly Tale

Sunday, October 31st, 2010
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The front of an 8’ x 20’ Victorian clapboard house literally fills the intimate stage. Arched, keystone windows are curtained. Shadows of branches play on

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Wolves at the Window (And Other Tales of Immorality)

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009
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Hector Hugh Munro (1870-1916), pen name Saki, was a British writer whose dark, bizarre and witty stories satirized Edwardian society and culture. His characters take

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