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Death of a Salesman - Play Review

How does one breathe life into 1949 Pulitzer Prize Winning classic that may have been read by many and whose story is well known?  How do you preserve the curiosity among the audience, to want more, about boring life of an elderly man that ends on a tragic note and the title has already given away the mystery?   792 more words

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"Fire on the Mountain" - Play Review

Fire on the Mountain is a history lesson/ docu-drama/ musical that tells a gripping story of Appalachian coal miners.  This Bluegrass musical is also a heart pounding, feet stomping celebration of mountain people who had pride and character, even when they lost lives and livelihood. 703 more words

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M. Butterfly - Play Review ----- March, 2015

At individual level, M. Butterfly is incredibly fascinating, seductive, true account of a strange relationship between a French diplomat and Mhis Chinese mistress.  Convicted of espionage, the relationship brings him to his ruin.   322 more words

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Deliberations of the Cross: The Originalist and Passion Play, reviewed.

It’s a strong week for theatre here in our Nation’s Capitol. My reviews of The Originalist, Arena Stage playwright-in-residence John Strand’s much-awaited play about Associate Justice  153 more words

"Taming of the Shrew" by NAATAK Co. (in Bundelkhandi) - Play Review

How to make a comedy written in 1590, come alive in 2015?  Actually that is not even the full challenge tackled in this production by… 602 more words

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An Imperative, Not a Noun: Beth Henley's Laugh, reviewed.

Pulitzer Prize-winner Beth Henley‘s new play Laugh is not like her other plays. It’s wacky. How you feel about wacky will be a better predictor of your experience than you feel about Henley. 7 more words


"The Lake Effect" - Play Review

As an immigrant from India, it was a special treat to see “The Lake Effect”, centered around an Indian immigrant family, by Pulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv Joseph, at… 391 more words

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