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First Nighter: The Civilians Confront Climate Change With "The Great Immensity"

David Finkle | Posted 06.26.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

It's taken for granted that any superior drama depends on its stakes being high. If that's the case, then The Great Immensity -- created by the always-intrepid Civilians troupe and presented at the Public after a world premiere at Kansas City Repertory Theatre -- is indubitably superior drama.

First Nighter: Rude Mechs Live Down to Their Name With Stop Hitting Yourself

David Finkle | Posted 03.29.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Before I get to an outright pan of the immoderately irritating Stop Hitting Yourself -- created by Austin's Rude Mechs and now squatting in the Lincoln Center Theater at the Claire Tow -- I'll offer unmitigated praise for the enterprise's one big plus.