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The Commons of Pensacola – Fallout

Saturday, November 30th, 2013
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Playwright Amanda Peet’s Ruth Madoff-like character, Judith (Blythe Danner), is a different take on the legal and social consequences than Woody Allen’s film Jasmine. Relegated

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The Explorers Club

Friday, June 28th, 2013
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“Adventuring since 1582. Drinking since breakfast” Given that Donyale Werle’s spectacular set detailing an exclusive 1879 Explorers Club sets up disproportionate expectations, the play within

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Assembled Parties – Wit, Wisdom and Life’s Tithes

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013
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The Bascovs are attractive, rich, smart, cultured, and Jewish. Julie (Jessica Hecht), a former teenage film star whose gracious attention would make anyone melt, her

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Jackie Maxwell Talks About Directing
Arena Stage’s Good People

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013
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Jackie Maxwell, artistic director of Canada’s Shaw Festival, was sitting in the Toronto Airport waiting to board a flight for Ireland to visit her mother.

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Ethel Waters—Blues, Broadway, And Jazz

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012
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Ethel Waters, the American blues, jazz, and gospel vocalist and actress, opened doors firmly shut before her. She rose from a nightmare childhood through the

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The Columnist with John Lithgow

Thursday, April 26th, 2012
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David Auburn is a good writer. He’s smart, interesting and provocative. Unfortunately for his current offering, The Columnist, these qualities seem buried in a surfeit

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Glenn Close Waits 30 Years
To Bring Albert Nobbs to Film

Sunday, February 19th, 2012
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Albert Nobbs began as a short story by Irish novelist George Moore. The first play based on the story was produced in Paris, then, in

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Close Up Space: Embattled Editor Can’t Red Ink His Life

Monday, December 19th, 2011
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We first meet obsessive book editor, Paul Barrow (David Hyde Pierce) using a letter from his daughter’s college dean to demonstrate the take-no-prisoners approach to

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