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Calendar, Night&Day To the Moon

To the Moon

Moontel Six, Part 1 has much to recommend it: The play was written for teens by Constance Congdon, the talent behind many intergalactic scripts as well as her adaptations of adult A.C.T. works like Molière's The Misanthrope (2001) and The…
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Culture, Stage All in the Family

All in the Family

Olympia Dukakis is not new to maternal roles. She played the ghost of an endearing mom on ACT's stage just two seasons ago in Michel Tremblay's For the Pleasure of Seeing Her Again. But the mother Dukakis originates in Constance…
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Culture, Stage <i>Mise-en-thrope</i>


The Misanthrope reminds me of Nabokov's Lolita. Molière wrote the former after exhausting the church as a satirical target in Tartuffe and Don Juan; pressure from the censors must have made it seem prudent not to make fun of anyone…
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Culture, Stage

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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