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The Actors Company Theatre

First Nighter: Marcus's 'Killing of Sister George,' McPherson's 'Port Authority'

David Finkle | Posted 12.06.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Context is everything. At least that's the impression I had on leaving The Actors Company Theatre revival of Frank Marcus's 1965 multiple prize-winning play, The Killing of Sister George, at the Beckett.

First Nighter: Christopher Durang's 'Beyond Therapy' Back After Its Time

David Finkle | Posted 05.23.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Unfortunately, when the dark comedy opened 33 years ago, mocking therapeutic practice as a comic ploy was already wearing a beard. Imagine how tired it is now as material for belly laughs.

First Nighter: Tennessee Williams's Memorable Glass Menagerie, William Inge's Forgettable Natural Affection

David Finkle | Posted 11.26.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

It was when Tennessee Williams took him to see The Glass Menagerie that William Inge decided to become a playwright -- very much influenced, as it turned out, by his pal.

First Nighter: Soft ...Hardbody, Happy Happy Birthday and It's a Bird... It's a Plane... It's Not Too Good

David Finkle | Posted 05.22.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Hands on a Hardbody follows -- with music -- a marathon where the contestant who keeps at least one hand on a truck the longest gets to drive the shiny new vehicle home.