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First Nighter: The Schwartz-Almond 'Iowa,' The Good-Time '39 Steps'

David Finkle | Posted 04.14.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

he sequence encapsulated everything Schwartz needed to say to make her dramatic point. Were it to stand alone, lyricist Schwartz and composer-lyricist Almond would be in good stead.

First Nighter: Marcus's 'Killing of Sister George,' McPherson's 'Port Authority'

David Finkle | Posted 12.06.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Context is everything. At least that's the impression I had on leaving The Actors Company Theatre revival of Frank Marcus's 1965 multiple prize-winning play, The Killing of Sister George, at the Beckett.

The Ghosts Are Back

Wilborn Hampton | Posted 07.24.2013 | Arts
Wilborn Hampton

Ghosts, both alive and dead, haunt the rural Irish pub that is the setting for Conor McPherson's captivating and lyrical play The Weir, now in a first-rate revival at the Irish Repertory Theatre as part of its 25th anniversary season.

Are There Bigger Skeletons in the Bachmann Closet?

Andy Ostroy | Posted 09.17.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Michele Bachmann herself has refused to provide details about her foster children. But given her penchant for exaggeration, don't we have a right to know more about her foster parenting and just how many children this actually involved?