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THE MEDICI OF FIRENZE

THE MEDICI ON STAGE An English-language drama in the heart of Florence recalls the first family of the Italian Renaissance. by MADELINE KING PORTER Who ever said, I’m off to Florence to see a play? My guess is, no one. Tourists go to Florence primarily because, as the birthplace of the Renaissance, the city boasts […]

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A BOUNTIFUL TRIP TO ‘ORANGE’

A BOUNTIFUL TRIP TO ‘ORANGE’ Aditi Brennan Kapil circles back to the family in foreign Orange County by CRISTOFER GROSS Playwrights start each script staring into blankness. Somewhere in that word doc or sheet of paper is the trailhead to something undiscovered – possibly ancient and unformed – they hope to capture in words and […]

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THEATERTIMES | FEBRUARY 2017

FEBRUARY 2017 Click title to jump to review FOR PIANO AND HARPO by Dan Castellaneta | Falcon Theatre Relevant observations

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MARK RUCKER’S CURTAIN CALL | 4

MARK RUCKER’S CURTAIN CALL I | II | III | IV ‘It means so much to me that this is my first show as Associate Artistic Director. One of the first things Carey asked me to do when I came here was to build bridges in the community, and I couldn’t have imagined anything like […]

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MARK RUCKER’S CURTAIN CALL

MARK RUCKER’S CURTAIN CALL A group portrait of the brilliant theater director who recast bow-taking by CRISTOFER GROSS PROLOGUE

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MARK RUCKER’S CURTAIN CALL | MISCELLANY

MARK RUCKER’S CURTAIN CALL | MISCELLANY I | II | III | IV ‘You found yourself utterly disarmed – open, unfettered, and believing you could: you can go there, you can be that, you can wear that (or not wear it), you can sing that, you can dance that. And not only can you dance […]

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MARK RUCKER’S CURTAIN CALL | 3

MARK RUCKER’S CURTAIN CALL I | II | III | IV ‘It felt like magic. It really felt like all these great things coming together.’ –Cindy Katz, Kate, The Taming of the Shrew, South Coast Repertory (1996) Act II, Sc 2: All’s Well in the West Mark Rucker hated being told to do Shakespeare the […]

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MARK RUCKER’S CURTAIN CALL | 2

MARK RUCKER’S CURTAIN CALL I | II | III | IV ‘Shakespeare contains us; he always gets there before us, and always waits for us, somewhere up ahead.’ – Harold BloomShakespeare: The Invention of the Human ACT I, SC 3: North by Northeast Rising late on a Monday in the middle of that month, Rucker […]

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A theater piece about Donald Trump’s run for President seemed doomed to a short life in September 2016. But well before the surprising results of the election Mike Daisey’s The Trump Card provided a penetrating profile of the billionaire political dilettante with a dire take away.

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THEATERTIMES | SEPTEMBER 2016

SEPTEMBER 2016 Click title to jump to review ALL THE WAY by Robert Schenkkan | South Coast Repertory ARCADIA by Tom Stoppard | A Noise Within THE MAIDS by Jean Genet | A Noise Within Legacy of will Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia is a rare theatrical achievement. Profoundly intellectual yet genuinely human, it succeeds as thoroughly […]