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The Waiting Game Slow court process provides a window of opportunity for criminals: This is no surprise to anyone who has been a victim of violent crime . Victims are treated like evidence, given…
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Culture, Stagecap

'Three Sisters: Final Cut': Theater Review

Let's begin with a caveat: A recent performance of Three Sisters: Final Cut coincided with the opening game of the World Series, leaving only three die-hard theatergoers in attendance. It's possible that the production suffered from a near-total absence of…
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Calendar, Night&Day Chekhov at Warp Speed

Chekhov at Warp Speed

Anton Chekhov is not an easy sell for the YouTube generation. The Russian playwright and author specialized in drawn-out tragedy that mirrored real life in his native country around the turn of the 20th century. His plays move slowly, and…
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Calendar, Night&Day Pick It Up

Pick It Up

Actors don’t need sets anymore — all they need is a screen and an Internet-enabled doohickey. In the International Theater Company’s production of The Nose, for example, the main character describes a man walking down Nevsky Prospekt in St. Petersburg,…
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Culture, Stagecap

Out Cry even worse than its source material

Even the best Tennessee Williams plays present a problem for actors: So much of his dialogue is so overripe that unwitting performers can be sucked into a camp vortex that transforms mannered tragedy into farce. And that's in his good…
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Dostoevsky’s 'Notes From the Underground' Struggles on Stage

There is a lovely moment to start the second act of this play inspired by Fyodor Dostoevsky's Notes From the Underground that hints at what the show could have been: a man returns to his lover and relates the horror…
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