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Culture, The Exhibitionist "Storefront Church" is the Last in John Patrick's Trilogy on Church and State

"Storefront Church" is the Last in John Patrick's Trilogy on Church and State

Along with winning a Tony and a Pulitzer for his play, "Doubt," and an Oscar for the screenplay of Moonstruck, John Patrick Shanley has another honor that means a lot to him -- a street named after him in…
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Calendar, Night&Day Doubt

Doubt

With its bristling topicality, ritzy cast and Roger Deakins’s gracefully bleak cinematography, John Patrick Shanley’s adaptation of his 2005 play about an old-school Catholic nun in the early 1960s who goes after a priest she suspects of sexual abuse, is…
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Film, One-Scene Wonder

One-Scene Wonder

Ask Viola Davis if she was able to sleep the night before filming her intensely dramatic scene with Meryl Streep in Doubt, and the 43-year-old actress throws her head back and laughs. "I did not sleep one wink," she says.…
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Film, J'Accuse!

J'Accuse!

Back in the early 1980s, when I was a graduate student in Boston, a prominent professor I knew was accused of sexually harassing a female colleague. This man was a compulsive flirt who couldn't get within feet of a woman…
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Culture, Stagecap

Inside Albert's Head and Lost & Found

The first play in this double-header by Canadian scribe David Ackerman is, as its title suggests, a mishmash of thoughts from inside a man's head. While Damian Lanahan-Kalish has an assured, easy-going delivery in his 20-minute monologue about dentists, industrial…
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Culture, Stagecap

Wash, Rinse, Repeat: The Big Funk

Here's a postmodern, urban fairy tale about the subtle entwining of lovers' neuroses, the comforting and constricting circle of family, and the intoxicating promise of love's redemption. Playwright John Patrick Shanley offers a convincing, Freudian peek at the seething subconscious…
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Danny and the Deep Blue Sea

Pulitzer prize-winning playwright John Patrick Shanley dedicated this play, his first, to "everyone in the Bronx who punched me or kissed me, and to everyone whom I punched or kissed." Onstage there are only two characters and a simple set…
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