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CALLING THE SHOTS | 2

CALLING THE SHOTS Feature story continues below "To Run Before the Run" with Ed Krieger 1 | 2 | 3Pre-Publicity: To run before the run Demands for sophisticated and versatile imagery have increased as digital photography has made turnaround virtually instantaneous. For theaters that can afford marketing departments, or have company members with the tools …

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THANK YOU, MR. SHAKESPEARE | 1

THANK YOU, MR. SHAKESPEARE For the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, ten who have spent their professional life in theater share favorite experiences when his words gave the theater life. April 23 marked the 400th Anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare. The body of work he left was so alive with poetry, characters, insight …

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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 The Great Depression was at its worst in 1932, when the Gross National Product began a two-year fall of 13.4 percent and unemployment reached 23.6 percent in that year alone. For the poverty-stricken families of Elmer …

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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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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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INTERMISSION

Theater Amy Brenneman ‘Staying on Top’ • Amy Brenneman adds both luster and depth to the female characters she portrays, whether on stage, television, or in film. As she has gained acclaim and influence through a succession of hit TV shows, from “NYPD Blue,” to “Judging Amy,” and “Private Practice” she has been able to …

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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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