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Culture, Stage Election, Stage Left

Election, Stage Left

Theater is a difficult business to be in at the best of times, but it's even more challenging in an election year. With the mass, commercialized media of television, the Internet, talk radio, and movies possessing an exponentially greater ability…
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Culture, Encore

Encore

Art. It's not hard to see why Yasmina Reza's play caused such a fuss when it appeared in Paris, London, New York, and just about everywhere else from the late 1990s onward. The tightly wound, bittersweet comedy in which three…
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Culture, Encore

Encore

Art. It's not hard to see why Yasmina Reza's play caused such a fuss when it appeared in Paris, London, New York, and just about everywhere else from the late 1990s onward. The tightly wound, bittersweet comedy in which…
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Culture, Encore Encore

Encore

Art. It's not hard to see why Yasmina Reza's play caused such a fuss when it appeared in Paris, London, New York, and just about everywhere else from the late 1990s onward. The tightly wound, bittersweet comedy in which…
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Culture, Stage The Picnic Papers

The Picnic Papers

"To save the theater, the theater must be destroyed, the actors and actresses must all die of the plague. They poison the air, they make art impossible," the legendary Italian actor Eleanora Duse (1858-1924) once proclaimed. Ms. Duse is widely…
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Culture, Stage Politics Unusual

Politics Unusual

The London critic Michael Billington once compared playwright David Edgar, flatteringly, to Balzac. He saw Edgar as "a secretary for our times," recording each detail of modern experience in his enormous plays the way Balzac registered every nuance of 19th-century…
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Calendar, Performance Taking Sides

Taking Sides

SUN 11/16 The two-party system in this country is somewhat akin to a bad marriage: It clearly doesn't work, but it seems impossible simply to flee. Most people's political views are not black-and-white -- some Republicans are pro-choice, and some…
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Culture, Stage

Stage

Fathers and Sons A Certain Labor Day. By Carroll O'Connor. Directed by Beth F. Milles. Starring O'Connor, Eugene Roche, Mariclare Costello, and Tony Carlin. At the Theater on the Square, 450 Post (at Mason), Sept. 24-Oct. 12. Call 433-9500. Carroll…
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