A Tale as Old as Time

There's political fervor in the air these days. Political commentators and talking heads drone on about how the parties have never been so polarized, so divided right and left. Well, the Caldwell Theater's latest play will remind a new generation that political strife is not new. It also will warn them about the repercussions of being swept up and carried away by polemic rhetoric. After the Revolution tells the story of the Joseph family and their proud patriarch, a Marxist who refused to "name names" during the era of McCarthyism. It previews at 2 p.m. Sunday and runs until November 20 at Caldwell Theater (7901 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton). Showtimes are 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday, with some 8 p.m. performances on select Tuesdays. Tickets cost $27 to $50, $10 if you're a student. Visit caldwelltheatre.com, or call the box office at 561-241-7432.
Wednesdays-Sundays. Starts: Oct. 16. Continues through Nov. 20, 2011
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Rebecca McBane is the arts and culture/food editor for New Times Broward-Palm Beach. She began her journalism career at the Sun Sentinel's community newspaper offshoot, Forum Publishing Group, where she worked as the editorial assistant and wrote monthly features as well as the weekly library and literature column, "Shelf Life." After a brief stint bumming around London's East End (for no conceivable reason, according to her poor mother), she returned to real life and South Florida to start at New Times as the editorial assistant in 2009. A native Floridian, Rebecca avoids the sun and beach at all costs and can most often be found in a well-air-conditioned space with the glow of a laptop on her face.
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