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Monthly Archives: August 2014

I’ve Gotta Be Me

August 31, 2014 Comments Off on I’ve Gotta Be Me

My Name is Asher Lev – Timeline Theatre


Most young people reach adolescence conflicted by whether to live their lives the way their parents dictate or to follow their hearts, pursuing

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Profiles’ “Reasons” Hampered by Indecisiveness

August 30, 2014 Comments Off on Profiles’ “Reasons” Hampered by Indecisiveness

Reasons to be Happy – Profiles Theatre

Neil LaBute’s “Reasons to be Happy,” the opening play in Profiles Theatre’s 26th season, is a follow-up to the playwright’s 2011 work

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Agony and Ecstasy in Thrilling “Methtacular”

August 28, 2014 Comments Off on Agony and Ecstasy in Thrilling “Methtacular”

Unflinching in its honesty and hysterically self-deprecating in tone, “Methtacular,” the new one-man show written and performed by Steven

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Clemente: Triumphant and Sad

August 23, 2014 Comments Off on Clemente: Triumphant and Sad

NightBlue Performing Arts Company to Present CLEMENTE: THE LEGEND OF 21, Opening 8/22

By Lazlo Collins

I was intrigued by the  Chicago Premiere of NightBlue Performing Company’s   “Clemente: The Legend of 21”. Being a former Pittsburghian,

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New York, New York, a Hell of a Town

August 23, 2014 Comments Off on New York, New York, a Hell of a Town

On the Town – Marriott Theatre


A well-deserved 24 hour shore leave in New York City spells unlimited possibilities for three sailors. Not only are these young men about to

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Rude and Rapturous Mechanicals

August 22, 2014 Comments Off on Rude and Rapturous Mechanicals

A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Moody’s Pub

In the mellow night of a late august eve, partitioned from the world by rough stone walls, sheltered by a high and regal tress and serenaded

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Rainbow History Through Storytelling

August 18, 2014 Comments Off on Rainbow History Through Storytelling

Some Men – Pride Film and Plays


Can there be a better way to learn about the past than by experiencing it through the stories of those who lived it? Tony Award-winning

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Through a Glass Darkly

August 16, 2014 Comments Off on Through a Glass Darkly

Coraline – Black Button Eyes Production


Unlocking a secret door in her apartment that dead ends into a brick wall, seemingly going nowhere, a little girl discovers a portal into

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From Their Mouths to God’s Ears

August 14, 2014 Comments Off on From Their Mouths to God’s Ears

Fiddler on the Roof – Light Opera Works


Especially these days, some NYC shows open and close so abruptly you’d never know they even existed. But back during the Golden Era of

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All Our Tragic

August 12, 2014 Comments Off on All Our Tragic

All Our Tragic – Hypocrites Theatre


Or: Blood, tears and bright burning hope

Sean Graney, director and adaptor of the mad and marvelous All Our Tragic wanted nothing less than to create a “contemporary Festival of

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