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First Nighter: Ayad Akhtar's Pulitzer-Prized Disgraced in a Welcome Return

David Finkle | Posted 12.24.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

If you go by several adamant playwrights, it's a terrible idea for married couples to get together over an after-hours drink or dinner or for a casual weekend or a serious discussion about children. Nothing good ever comes of it.

The Parenting Trap

George Heymont | Posted 08.20.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

If there is one area of grave concern for any parent, it is the thought that their child is vulnerable to attack. But what happens when the child of your dreams -- the apple of your eye -- starts acting like a belligerent little bastard?

Visiting Minneapolis' Guthrie Theater

Marshall Fine | Posted 10.30.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The new Guthrie is a gorgeous tower of a building, a vertical experience bathed in a royal blue. Its lobby is spacious, but leads to escalators (or elevators) that whisk you to the performance spaces upstairs.

Theater Review: God of Carnage With Jeff Daniels, Hope Davis, James Gandolfini and Marcia Gay Harden

Jason Mannino | Posted 06.14.2011 | Los Angeles
Jason Mannino

There is theater history to be witnessed on the stage of Ahmanson Theater, where God of Carnage opened on Wednesday night.

First Nighter: Young Women Behave Badly in Bachelorette and So Does Bachelorette

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

Now at Second Stage Uptown we're given 29-year-old Leslye Headland's Bachelorette, which takes place in a hotel room the night before a wedding.

Jeff Daniels acts out writer's block

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

He plays a man with writer's block in his latest film, Paper Man, but Jeff Daniels has no problem getting the words to flow when he sits down to write...