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Ivanov

Classic Stage Company: A Reversal of Fortune

Cara Joy David | Posted 04.23.2013 | New York
Cara Joy David

During my career I have seen theater companies have a bad season or two and then rebound with good ones. But I don't think I've seen a company go from virtual obsolescence to consistent hit maker. What CSC has done is rather amazing.

First Nighter: Clive, Moose Murders Include Deaths in More Ways Than One

David Finkle | Posted 04.09.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

I'm only left to report that in one extraordinary week I saw both Clive and Moose Murders and am prepared in both instances to cry, "Murder most foul!" Which was worse? Please don't ask.

First Nighter: Ethan Hawke Superb in a Not Quite Superb Ivanov

David Finkle | Posted 01.12.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Austin Pendleton's production of Anton Chekhov's Ivanov at the Classic Stage Company is something of an unsolved puzzle. And that status probably isn't entirely due to Pendleton's direction of a highly competent cast. More likely, it's traceable to the tough challenge posed by the Russian playwright himself.