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2005 Stories by Ronald Mangravite

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  • Not-So-Freaky Freak Show

    published September 8, 2005

    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... More >>

  • Stagebeat

    published August 25, 2005

    Misery:Horror meister Stephen King certainly knows a thing or two about the vicissitudes of fame. Like many a writer before him, King draws... More >>

  • Stagebeat

    published August 11, 2005

    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... More >>

  • Good Guys, Bad Guys

    published May 19, 2005

    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... More >>

  • Bitter Lemon

    published May 5, 2005

    If you were ever in doubt about theater's ability to provoke, check out Aunt Dan & Lemon, a creepily ambivalent play about sex, fascism,... More >>

  • Sitcom Macabre

    published April 28, 2005

    It's difficult to decide which is the most disturbing moment in The Loman Family Picnic, now in a masterful production at the Caldwell... More >>

  • Bard Noir

    published April 14, 2005

    Any production of a Shakespeare play, no matter how flawed, can uncover unexpected layers of meaning. Take Hollywood Boulevard Theatre's... More >>

  • Under the Spreading Syringa Tree

    published March 31, 2005

    Night falls, a group of people -- a family, a clan, a tribe -- gathers around a campfire. The flames crackle, the wind whispers, and under the... More >>

  • Shooting o' the Green

    published March 3, 2005

    With Saint Patrick's Day on the horizon, the Irish are likely to briefly reenter the public consciousness. Beyond the usual beer and blarney, even... More >>

  • Breakfast of Champions

    published February 24, 2005

    To many, modern art is all about provocation. That was the case with gonzo journalist and novelist Hunter S. Thompson, whose booze- and... More >>

  • Maugham-y Dearest

    published February 17, 2005

    With plays, as with people, old does not necessarily mean stale. Such is decidedly the case with The Constant Wife, now at the Coconut... More >>

  • Good Evening, Heartache

    published February 10, 2005

    It takes no time at all to get into the swing of the M Ensemble's latest production, a revival of Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill. To one... More >>

  • Where's the Bang?

    published February 3, 2005

    What's going on at Florida Stage? After establishing a reputation for presenting provocative, substantial new plays, the award-winning Manalapan... More >>

  • The Head in the Oven

    published January 27, 2005

    American poet Sylvia Plath has long been a hallowed, haunted figure in American literary culture. Dead at 30 in 1963, a presumed suicide, Plath... More >>

  • That Annie Man Gets Experimental

    published January 20, 2005

    I must confess, I have never been a big fan of Broadway tunesmith Charles Strouse. Not that he needs my approval. The prolific composer has been... More >>

  • R.I.P., Mum. Please.

    published January 13, 2005

    The death of a parent, especially the mother, is usually a particularly painful passage and one for which most people, however well meaning, can... More >>

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