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Theatre Review: Interlude

In  an evening of theatre, traditionally, the play is divided into two sections, with a fifteen to twenty-minute intermission for the audience to get up, stretch, use the bathroom, get a snack or drink, and maybe even chat with one’s … Continue reading

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Theatre Review: Sequels and Spin-Offs

A good brand is good business.  In the entertainment business, books, movies, and plays that build on established story-lines, set of characters, and loyal audience have a better assurance of getting a good return on the investment required to bring … Continue reading

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Theatre Review: Antigone

There is a reason that some stories have been told, and retold for generations.  The last time we saw a production of Sophocles’ Antigone was about 20 years ago at the Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, D.C.  Friday evening, we saw … Continue reading

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Theatre Review: The Way of the World, by William Congreve

Last weekend, we traveled to the Blackfriar Theatre in Staunton, Virginia to see William Congreve’s Restoration Comedy, The Way of the World.  This is one of those satires on the elite class, who have nothing better to do that gamble … Continue reading

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Theatre Review: Much Ado About Nothing

Shakespeare loved his women.  Beyond rumours of his lusty affairs, his plays female characters in Shakespeare’s comedies often trump the men’s powerless grasp at authority, witless charm, and drunken stupor.  Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing rises to the top … Continue reading

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Theatre Review: Peter and the Starcatcher

I did not spend a lot of my childhood with children’s stories.  Peter Pan might have been the Disney version which I might have watched.  But, I do not truly know whether I saw it.  My friends must have, for … Continue reading

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Theatre Review: The Fair Maid of the Exchange

We like to make events out of premiers. The opening weekend of movies, we track how many millions of dollars of revenue they bring in (compared to how many hundreds of millions they required to produce). When a world or … Continue reading

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