Ronald Mangravite

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  • 11 years ago

    The Mosaic Theatre's Richard Jay Simon is one of the most talented theater directors in South Florida. He's also one of the most versatile. His emotionally detailed hostage drama, Someone Who'll Watch Over Me, grabbed my attention in Mosaic's firs...

  • 11 years ago

    Misery:Horror meister Stephen King certainly knows a thing or two about the vicissitudes of fame. Like many a writer before him, King draws on personal experience for his short novel Misery, a grim fairy tale about a famous novelist held captive b...

  • 11 years ago

    Shakespeare's shortest tragedy is one of his most magnificent, but it's quite a task to stage, perform, and watch. Director Rafael de Acha's stark, modern-dress staging of Macbeth solves some but not all of the play's formidable problems. Purists ...

  • 11 years ago

    Ever cruised the drama section of your local public library? Oftentimes, you'll find collections of plays from the 1940s and '50s entombed on a back shelf, scripts that are well-crafted and thoughtful but rather timeworn and unlikely to pack much ...

  • 11 years ago

    If you were ever in doubt about theater's ability to provoke, check out Aunt Dan & Lemon, a creepily ambivalent play about sex, fascism, and the malevolent power of ideas, now at the Sol Theatre in Fort Lauderdale. But be warned: While the show as...

  • 11 years ago

    It's difficult to decide which is the most disturbing moment in The Loman Family Picnic, now in a masterful production at the Caldwell Theatre in Boca Raton. Is it the opening, with a haggard housewife endlessly repeating her desperate mantra "Ilo...


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