Arts & Entertainment

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Anti-slavery classic revived for the stage as “Tom”

A nineteenth-century American classic, re-imagined for the stage as a tale of racial injustice.

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Romeo and Juliet jinxed in East Jerusalem

Emotions run high in this version of Shakespeare's classic tale of star-crossed lovers, set in one of today's flashpoints of international strife.

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“Home/Sick” stages the 1970s Weathermen movement with explosive impact

In the waning days of the Vietnam War, democracy itself seemed to have ground to a halt. A newly re-staged play delves into that period.

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Staceyann Chin takes Chicago by storm in one-woman show: “MotherStruck!”

The Chicago-based one-woman show brings audiences to tears of laughter and pain.

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“Turn Me Loose”: Dick Gregory brought to life on NYC stage

Provocative and at times hilarious, the new one-man show captures Gregory's way of afflicting the comfortable.

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“Gruesome Playground Injuries”: Wounds, blood, and scars on theatrical display

This two-person tour de force is playing through June 26 at the Hudson Backstage in Los Angeles.

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Chicago Home Theatre reclaims domestic space for art

The Chicago festival encompasses the IHTF mission, but like giardiniera adds its own distinct flavor by "addressing specific issues facing its home city."

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Stunning theatre about super-exploited restaurant workers

Molina keeps the rapid-fire, crackerjack dialogue calibrated to his split-second timing, recreating the hustle of a busy restaurant that diners never imagine.

 

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A “Threepenny” production to take on the road

Pepperdine University's Theatre Department has just presented a short four-performance run of the classic.

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“Six Characters in Search of An Author”: Performing Pirandello’s pirouettes

Sicilian playwright Luigi Pirandello's iconoclastic play is all the more impressive when one takes into account that its premiere in Rome was way back in 1921. 

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