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reOrient. What makes Golden Thread's collection of five short plays about the Middle East better than your average festival aimed at a Large Theme or Important Cause is the theatrical imagination with which the company approaches the various stories. In…
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Culture, Stage The Not-So-Hot Seat

The Not-So-Hot Seat

Is it just me, or are new plays getting shorter? It's a truism that life seems to accelerate with age, so perhaps that explains why on so many occasions lately I've left the theater feeling as if I'd only just…
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Culture, Stage Working It Out

Working It Out

If it weren't for the fact that The Typographer's Dream is advertised as a play, you'd be forgiven for thinking you had mistakenly stumbled on a high school career fair upon taking a seat in the airy Thick House auditorium.…
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Calendar, Night&Day Professional Appearances

Professional Appearances

Most people go to work every day and do their thing. Some love their thing, some hate it. But how many of us stop to consider how that thing affects others? In some professions, the consequences are clear and immediate:…
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Why is it called Thursday? That's the funniest mystery in Adam Bock's mysterious new play about a gay man snubbed by his boyfriend and a faded TV star snubbed by her hometown. The set shows a pure white interior of…
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Culture, Stage Silly Sooth

Silly Sooth

This world premiere of an absurd little comedy by Adam Bock was supposed to be the Shotgun Players' shining graduation from 10 years of nomadic theater into a new life as a troupe with an address, an established company with…
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Five Flights

Adam Bock's funny new play is broken into five parts, or "flights," like a Russian ballet -- Narrative, Vision, Mad Scene, Conclusion, and A Little Dance -- but most of the action takes place during the Narrative section, which is…
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Culture, Stage

Stage Capsule

Adam Bock's comedy of love and danger gets a dream production from the Shotgun Players and director Kent Nicholson. Carla Carla (Dawn-Elin Fraser) and Donna (Katie Bales) are considering a commitment ceremony, but Donna's got to give up smoking first.…
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