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REVIEW: In Detroit ‘67, Home is Where the Heart and Heartbreak Are

The basement recreation room of a Detroit home owned by sister and brother Chelle (Myxolydia Tyler) and Lank (Johnny Ramey) is modest, to say the […]

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REVIEW: McCarter’s The Age of Innocence Suffers from an Abundance of Good Taste.

A bell-jar of gentility descends early in the sumptuous adaptation of Edith Wharton’s TheAge of Innocence onstage at McCarter Theatre Center, and for the next 100 […]

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REVIEW: In Turning Off the Morning News, Christopher Durang Returns with a Bang

Welcome back, Christopher Durang! I’ve missed you. Let me clarify. Durang has been far from MIA. Though it’s been six years since his last premiere, […]

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REVIEW: Stones in his Pockets Skims Elegantly Over the Surface

Marie Jones’ Stones in His Pockets was a genuine international hit when it was first produced two decades ago in Ireland, London, and on Broadway. […]

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THEATER REVIEW: Simpatico at McCarter Uneasily Straddles the American Dream

Two things you’ll know from the first minutes of Simpatico—you are very much in a land that can only belong to Sam Shepard; and the […]

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THEATER REVIEW: Murder on the Orient Express Arrives at McCarter by Way of Hollywood

I’m going to tell you whodunnit, and it’s not a spoiler. Are you ready? It’s film director Sidney Lumet—and what he did, in his 1974 […]

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THEATER REVIEW: Hamlet & Saint Joan Make Strange But Fascinating Bed(lam) Fellows

Is there a unifying theme that brings together Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Shaw’s Saint Joan?  I didn’t find a rationale in the press materials for Bedlam’s […]

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THEATER REVIEW: Faith vs. Flesh in Bathing in Moonlight at McCarter

What a title!  Bathing in Moonlight — it’s indulgent, rhapsodic, romantic.  Having now seen Nilo Cruz’s high-minded but often dramatically inert play, I’m puzzled. What […]

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Check Out the Princeton Festival: Peter Grimes

Lovers of the performing arts know that, here on the east coast, the big news is summer festivals. But for local area residents, many of […]

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REVIEW: The Piano Lesson

August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson is part of several larger histories. It’s the fourth installment of Wilson’s 10-play Pittsburgh Cycle, a series that chronicles a […]