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First Nighter: Lucy Thurber's Five Hill Town Plays Progress From Must-See to Less-Need-to-See

David Finkle | Posted 11.05.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

There's nothing wrong in presenting a cycle about a character progressing from damaging childhood to escape from psychological entrapment adulthood. Indeed, it's a great idea. But the over-and-again Hill Town Plays are clearly not the way to do it.

Theater: Pee-wee's Silly; Middletown Playful

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

For decades now, Pee-wee Herman has provided the best sort of entertainment for kids; Middletown toys with language but adds an emotional element here that gives an audience something more to latch onto than mere cleverness.