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Camelot at the Ordway

May 13, 2015
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Camelot at the Ordway

Camelot (at the Ordway, through May 17) harkens back to a simpler age, when a sturdy chap like Lancelot could be an arrogant, egotistical, sword-twirling, overweening and preening , and still get the girl. Nowadays a fellow must pay at least lip-service to sensitivity and depth, without which the Gueneveres...
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forget me not when far away by Ten Thousand Things Theatre

May 4, 2015
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forget me not when far away by Ten Thousand Things Theatre

In Kira Obolensky‘s delicious forget me not when far away, John Ploughman returns from an endless War (it feels like WWI, but who knows), limping into a town populated...
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Plotholes: A Fool’s Foibles Produced by Interact Theater at Interact Center for Visual and Performing Arts

May 1, 2015
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Plotholes: A Fool’s Foibles Produced by Interact Theater at Interact Center for Visual and Performing Arts

A cardboard box on the edge of the stage shakes. A black-costumed “imp” emerges, and then several more imps appear, each with its own disfigurement. Farting. With this appropriate...
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Jersey Boys at the Orpheum Theatre

April 28, 2015
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Jersey Boys at the Orpheum Theatre

As contemporaries of The Beatles in an era when that foursome was bending pop genre and Bob Dylan when he was openly protesting corruption, The Four Seasons made music...
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Peter Pan The Musical at Children’s Theatre Company

April 26, 2015
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Peter Pan The Musical at Children’s Theatre Company

Brimming with playful charm, Peter Pan the Musical bounds onto the Children’s Theater stage, emphasizing the lighthearted excitement of the story’s well-known adventures while also offering up some nifty...
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Hapgood, produced by Six Elements Theatre at Nimbus Theater

April 24, 2015
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Hapgood, produced by Six Elements Theatre at Nimbus Theater

A man faces the audience, standing at a sink downstage center. He unhurriedly applies shaving cream, shaves, and ignores a considerable amount of coming and going behind him in...
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For The Loyal by Illusion Theater

April 24, 2015
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For The Loyal by Illusion Theater

The Illusion Theater’s stated mission is “to create theater that illuminates the illusions, myths and realities of our times and to catalyze personal and social change.” It makes sense,...
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The Reagan Years, The Workhaus Collective performing at The Playwrights Center

April 19, 2015
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The Reagan Years, The Workhaus Collective performing at The Playwrights Center

Do you, like me, remember the 1980s as a heady combination of amnestic hedonism and unapologetic avarice and acquisitiveness? If so, I bet you’ll enjoy Dominic Orlando‘s zippily paced...
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Pussy Valley at Mixed Blood Theatre

April 17, 2015
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Pussy Valley at Mixed Blood Theatre

Katori Hall, to her credit, does not, in Pussy Valley (Mixed Blood Theatre, though May 10) have an agenda. No authorial condescension is in evidence. As a straight forward...
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Mr. Burns, a post-electric play at the Guthrie Theater

April 4, 2015
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Mr. Burns, a post-electric play at the Guthrie Theater

We live in apocalyptic times: permanent droughts in Australia and California (the state from which Mr. Burns, a post-electric play playwright Anne Washburn hails). Ocean acidification, disappearing icecaps, Bangladesh...
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