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Endgame. Humanity is at the center of Rob Melrose's new production of Samuel Beckett's sepulchral 1957 masterpiece. This is no small achievement when you consider that the play is, like pretty much all of Beckett's dramatic works, surreal and largely…
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Wakefield; or Hello, Sophia

Central Works Theater Ensemble and playwright Brian Thorstenson bring out the best in each other in this elegant 70-minute production about how to reignite a marriage thought lost forever. The play picks up where Nathaniel Hawthorne's short story "Wakefield" left…
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Camp WinanObie

Every August, a group of selected playwrights goes to camp. Work-in-progress scripts in hand, the lucky few head off to Alamo for a weekend, where each is matched up with counselors: a dramaturge, a director, and in some cases a…
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Were All Connected

It is now approximately 10 years since Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner gave us The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe, and while it has had its share of imitators, I was struck last week by two…
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All Talk and No Action

Most of us are eager for a chance to walk a mile or so in someone else's unfamiliar shoes. While obvious economic reasons underlie the continued interest in producing solo endeavors, their success seems to arise from a continuing fascination…
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