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Trying to Sustain a Charade

George Heymont | Posted 06.25.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

Keeping up appearances sometimes requires extraordinary effort. A lot can be overlooked when someone is young, pretty, perky, and in good health. But when tragic events darken one's days, desperate times require desperate measures.

The Odd Couples

George Heymont | Posted 04.22.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

It's easy to look at two friends (or lovers) who share a close rapport and wonder what attracts them to each other. But sometimes opposites not only attract, they can lead to the most unexpected kind of fame.

The Women Who Haunt Us

George Heymont | Posted 10.25.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

From the sirens of the silver screen to the fierce feminists who helped change the world, many a proud woman has left her mark on civilization.

Suburban Nightmares

George Heymont | Posted 06.19.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

2012-04-19-pullquote.jpgAlthough the play certainly has its flaws, it's based on an interesting conceit which takes the audience within a stone's throw of The Twilight Zone.

When Professional Worlds Collide

George Heymont | Posted 04.10.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

There is a point where a passion for one's work crosses over into workaholism. Much like someone with a substance abuse problem, the drive to get another "creative high" can keep an artist chasing after professional rewards while neglecting his personal relationships.

PHOTOS: Haiku Reviews: Shakespeare, Pop Art & Taiwan

Posted 12.06.2011 | Arts

HuffPost Arts' Haiku Reviews is a weekly feature where invited critics review exhibitions and performances in short form. Some will be in the traditio...

At A.C.T., The Family That Plays Together Doesn't Always Stay Together

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

"Home" is a loaded word. For many people it evokes memories of warmth, nostalgia, safety, and security. For others, the home in which they grew up may...