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  • 11 years ago

    Poet Louise Bogan writes, "True revolutions in art restore more than they destroy." The same could be said for the theater of ideas. Thomas Gibbons' most recent stage examination of the great American race divide, Permanent Collection, promises to...

  • 12 years ago

    An artist is always alone -- if he is an artist. -- Henry Miller At first glance, it would be easy to think the most recent production at the Miami Light Project is standard Mad Cat fare -- smart, glib 20- and 30-something actors playing smart, gl...

  • 13 years ago

    In theater, as in life, we expect marriages to fail, lovers to betray, and family members to hurt us, but when friendship takes the center stage, one cannot help but take note. This familiar but unpredictable territory offers much dramatic potenti...

  • 13 years ago

    Ancient festivals served as markers for human progress, celebrating the passing of time and the progression of the community. Although seasonal changes, harvests, and rites of passage are not the focus of today's festivals, these celebrations stil...

  • 13 years ago

    In dramaturgical terms, a play by a man about men is called theater -- from Hamlet to Nixon's Nixon, male playwrights, actors, and themes are not distinguished as "men's theater" (and thankfully so). In contrast a play by a woman about women is fr...

  • 13 years ago

    When a historical play has done its work, one can expect to hear one of two exclamations from audience members as they file out: the ever-popular "My, how times have changed!" or the unforgettable "Oh, how history repeats itself!" GableStage's pro...