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Pulitzer Prize Winning Play, and a Winning Director, Too

Monica Bauer | Posted 06.21.2015 | Arts
Monica Bauer

The Pulitzer Prize for Drama was given to the writer of a fast and funny and poignant new American play that I had the good fortune to see, Between Riverside and Crazy.

Theatre Time, See What's Become Of Me

Howard Sherman | Posted 01.12.2013 | Arts
Howard Sherman

Though perhaps we don't think about it often, it bears remembering that plays and musicals, which can encompass so much, usually run about two to two-and-a-half hours (including intermission). Three hours is long; Gatz is a marathon.

Closing Soon: Four Theatergoing Options This Weekend

Andy Propst | Posted 07.17.2012 | Arts
Andy Propst

This evening of short plays from Nick Jones addresses contemporary issues with a decidedly quirky and dark wit. For instance, the title piece in this show focuses on a pair of brothers, barely teenagers, whose views of sex have been completely shaped by the porn they've seen online.

Mistaken Identity: Chautauqua Theater Company's New Play Marathon

Daniel J. Kushner | Posted 10.12.2011 | Home
Daniel J. Kushner

I would not normally recommend seeing three plays in the span of eleven hours. But I would contend that this epic approach is the ideal way to experience the stories, characters and the striking commonalities in theme that bind these three works together.

Upcoming Theater Festivals Offer Dozens Of Great Plays

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — It's another chilly January in New York and that means some hot new theater offerings. How about a version of Homer's "The Iliad" do...

PERFORMANCE SPOTLIGHT: Raul Esparza and Brooke Shields in 'Leap Of Faith' at the Ahmanson Theater

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

WHAT:'Leap of Faith' WHEN:Now- October 24, 2010 WHERE:...

Theater of the Every Day Epic

Lauren Gunderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Lauren Gunderson

In a world where shocking corruption, violence, and injustice meet stunning generosity, future-making discovery, and a rebellious hope, we need a theater that gives us new ideas, not just a good time.

Wherefore Theater? Why Is the Ancient Art Still Here?

Lauren Gunderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Lauren Gunderson

With every kind of digital distraction, and ever cheaper and more convenient ways to entertain oneself, what is theater doing here? Wherefore bother with theater?

Warning: This Blog Contains Explicit Language and Lots of It

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

Slides hurled images on the walls of the artist and various agreeable participants carrying on in the nude or the nearly nude, full-frontally slathering their bodies with thick, gooey substances.