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“Exit, Pursued by a Bear” -- Play Review

“Honey, you’ve been recast”.  In “Exit, Pursued by a Bear” award winning playwright Lauren Gunderson brings to life an abuser’s worst nightmare, where the tables are turned and the victim holds the power.   460 more words

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Tagore's "Chitra: The Warrior Princess" - Play Review

Rabindranath Tagore’s “Chintrangadha” gets new life under expert direction of Ranjita Chakravarty, in enActe Arts riveting musical, “Chitra: The Warrior Princess”.  (What an amazing performance to enjoy… 805 more words

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Hog Wild for “The Three Javelinas”

Everyone knows the story of “The Three Little Pigs,” but have you met their peccary (“wild pig”) cousins, Juan, Jose, and Josefina Javelina? The stars of Childsplay’s “The Three Javelinas,” this sibling trio find themselves in a similar predicament as their swine counterparts but with a southwestern spin that many Arizonans will appreciate. 907 more words

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Black Comedy: Peter Shaffer

Known for some dramatic pieces such as Amadeus and Eqqus, Peter Shaffer’s Black Comedy gave me an interesting look into the playwright’s comedic side. The play is farcical yet it is far from being lowbrow. 152 more words

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Romeo & Juliet: William Shakespeare

Shakespeare’s famous tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, is often seen as too mainstream or overproduced. Nevertheless the play is still regarded as a masterpiece. Unlike many of his other tragedies, this play focuses on the lives of two characters. 331 more words

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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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