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Detroit: The Discomforts of Home

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Photo by Jeremy Daniel Detroit, Lisa D’amour’s arresting play, doesn’t really take place in Michigan’s best-known city. It takes place in an unnamed suburb, in a place that can be Anywhere and Nowhere at the very same time. But D’Amour has very specific ideas about just where she wants to talk her audience in this unsettling and deceptively artful [&hellip
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The Silent Treatment: “Chaplin” Lacks Color But Shows Off a Winning Performance in Rob McClure

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Photo by Joan Marcus Film and theatre are diametrically opposed art forms. The former excels at the intimate, excavating hidden moments and private feelings for all to see. The latter, on the other hand, works in the broad strokes, accentuating the ordinary in a grand manner. So could it have ever been possible to bring the life story of [&hellip
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No Discontent Here: Mark Rylance’s Globe Reimagining of “Richard III” Puts the Man in Manic

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Alastair Muir (This is the third of a four-part look at West End shows that may ultimately move to Broadway.)   If ham can be cured, is it also possible for such an item to be disciplined? There’s evidence to support that case in Tim Carroll’s current production of William Shakespeare’s Richard III at the Globe, with [&hellip
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New York Talent Shines on West Coast: Daniel Talbott’s War Drama

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Photo by Daniel Talbott New York hyphenate Daniel Talbott, a literary manager at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and co-founder of Rising Phoenix Repertory, has brought his storytelling skills with him to the Bay area, his home town. And he’s getting a little help from his friends.   Talbott will direct a free workshop presentation of his own new play, Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, [&hellip
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“Cougar” Cast Braces for a Wild Time

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Photo by Bitten By a Zebra Donna Moore’s Cougar the Musical, choreographed and directed by Drama Desk nominee Lynne Taylor-Corbett, sheds musical light on the life of three women in love with the pursuit of younger men. The show, which can be seen at St. Luke’s Theatre, fuses multiple song stylings in its humorous portrayal, including one song, “Julio,” a romantic [&hellip
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