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Dan Butler

First Nighter: Lemon Anderson's 'Toast' Looks at Attica Up Close and Personal

David Finkle | Posted 05.06.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

Lemon Anderson's Toast, printed some places as Toast, takes place in an Attica Correctional Facility cellblock during late summer 1971. The year isn't immediately specified, but it's mentioned in due time and, when it is, gives the play, at the Public Theater, a dramatic boost and a dramatic crimp.

Theater: The Weir Still Haunts

Michael Giltz | Posted 07.24.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

What better way for the Irish Repertory Theatre to celebrate its 25th anniversary season than this pitch-perfect revival of Conor McPherson's brilliant play The Weir?

Dan Butler on LGBT Issues and His New Film "Pearl" (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 09.17.2012 | Gay Voices
Charlotte Robinson

I talked with actor, writer, director and producer Dan Butler about his new short film, Pearl. It's about a Midwestern poet who brings news of his mother's death to an elderly relative, and the visit takes an unsettling turn.

Stage Door: Olive and the Bitter Herbs

Fern Siegel | Posted 10.24.2011 | Arts
Fern Siegel

While the acting and direction click, one longs for more coherence to the two acts. Busch deftly explores the singularity of urban connections and the ties, however slim, that bind.