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The Whale by Walking Shadow Theatre Co., performing at Mixed Blood

November 26, 2014
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The Whale by Walking Shadow Theatre Co., performing at Mixed Blood

The Whale, by Samuel D. Hunter (Walking Shadow Theatre Co., performing at Mixed Blood Theatre, through Dec 20), is a grim little play. In it, we watch Charlie, the eponymous whale, committing suicide by gluttony. In the years since his boyfriend’s death (pneumonia complicated by anorexia), Charlie’s weight has ballooned. “It’s been a long...
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Loves Labours Lost by The Moving Company at the Lab Theater

November 22, 2014
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Loves Labours Lost by The Moving Company at the Lab Theater

The Moving Company’s reimagined “Love’s Labours Lost” is not your usual Shakespeare play, but this company “reimagines” theater the way the rest of us order lunch. This show is clever,...
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On Golden Pond at the Jungle Theater

November 8, 2014
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On Golden Pond at the Jungle Theater

The Jungle Theater closes its season with the familiar and lovely “On Golden Pond” by Ernest Thompson, starring a “golden” duo, Bain Boehlke and Wendy Lehr. I don’t know...
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Disenchanted produced by Casting Spells Productions at the Illusion Theater

November 2, 2014
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Disenchanted produced by Casting Spells Productions at the Illusion Theater

In case you missed it last year, “Disenchanted!” produced by Casting Spells Productions has returned for a pre-holidays run at the Illusion Theater. Bright, clever and all in good...
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Grounded by Frank Theatre, performing at the Playwrights Center

November 1, 2014
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Grounded by Frank Theatre, performing at the Playwrights Center

“You are the blue,” the Pilot in Grounded (Frank Theatre performing at the Playwrights Center, through Nov 23) intones and we really feel it. Shooting and swooping and soaring...
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The House on Mango Street produced by Park Square Theatre at the Andy Boss Stage

November 1, 2014
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The House on Mango Street produced by Park Square Theatre at the Andy Boss Stage

Park Square Theatre celebrated the opening of its new Andy Boss Thrust Stage with “The House on Mango Street,” an adaptation by Amy Ludwig of Sandra Cisneros’ book. True...
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Photo Set: Pearl Jam, 10/19/14

October 23, 2014
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Photos by Steven Cohen
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33 Variations at Park Square Theatre

October 18, 2014
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33 Variations at Park Square Theatre

Moisés Kaufman‘s 33 Variations (at Park Square Theatre through Nov 2) is a pool-of-light play. Played on a jumble of interlocking platforms, the play’s action takes place in apartments, offices,...
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A Steady Rain in the Guthrie’s Dowling Studio

October 17, 2014
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A Steady Rain in the Guthrie’s Dowling Studio

In the case of A Steady Rain (in the Guthrie’s Dowling Studio through Nov 2), I must declare a prejudice: I dislike past tense material. Plays that depend on...
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