Theater

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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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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THE PLAYWRIGHT ESSAYIST

THE PLAYWRIGHT ESSAYIST Playwright Richard Greenberg talks about his book of essays, Rules for Others to Live By. by MADELINE KING PORTER Playwright Richard Greenberg doesn’t go out a lot. Some people who know this about him but don’t know him, are quick to apply the label "hermit." Greenberg is not a hermit. He just …

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INTERMISSION: MARSHA MASON

INTERMISSION | 15 minutes with … Marsha Mason In 2007, ‘The Goodbye Girl’ graduates to ‘The Allergist’s Wife’ Marsha Mason began her career as a stage actress (see credits at right). Yet, she is best remembered for her film career, which earned four Academy Award nominations between 1973 and 1981. Those were also the years …

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TURNING THE HOOD AROUND

TURNING THE HOOD AROUND Six new plays mark anniversary of verdict in George Zimmerman trial For the anniversary of the jury verdict that found George Zimmerman not guilty in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, New York’s Public Theater and L.A.’s Center Theatre Group presented a program of short plays entitled Facing Our Truth. Hoping …

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MOST BEAUTIFUL AND TRUE

REVIVAL Most beautiful and true Cesar Cipriano is Kayama in Chromolume’s production of Sondheim’s Pacific Overtures. LIn the early 1970s, Stephen Sondheim made musical history, winning the Tony Award® for Best Original Score in three consecutive years: Company in 1971, Follies in 1972, and A Little Night’s Music in 1973. Before launching another run of …

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A COMPOSER ‘IMAGINES’ BECKETT

IMAGINING BECKETT Composer Michael Roth’s 30-year journey with Samuel Beckett’s Imagination Dead Imagine More than 35 years ago, a 21-year-old composer living with his parents in Long Island had the chutzpah to imagine a collaboration with one of the most revolutionary figures in the history of English-speaking theater. And, as sometimes happens to determined dreamers, …

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JUST AS YOU’D LIKE IT

JUST AS YOU’D LIKE IT The forest of Arden comes alive at Shakespeare’s Globe in London Three qualities that make a production of William Shakespeare’s As You Like It unforgettable are a most appealing Rosalind, intriguing Jacques, and sprightly pace to move things along without feeling hurried. At Shakespeare’s Globe in London, during summer 2015, …

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