August 2012

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NO MAN’S LAND

Next up in ACT’s Pinterfest is “No Man’s Land,” the 1974-75 “dramedy” that follows a rich, aging, and alcoholic literateur […]

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Sex, Trouble and Taxi #274, Pinter Sketches

Verbal Tapdances, British style.

It is not just the British national addition to crossword puzzles which spawns so many superb code-crackers, but also the addiction to speaking elliptically. In the U.K. every conversation becomes an exercise in deciphering coded language. At ACT Theatre Sex, Trouble and Taxi #274 by Harold Pinter illustrates this poignantly.

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THE ILLUSION

Sound Theatre Company’s latest production is Tony Kushner’s “The Illusion.” Adapted from the 17th century French playwright, Pierre Corneille’s “L’Illusion

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The Abdication

Sell me an Indulgence

“I’m becoming Catholic” is the idiom in Hamburg (a Northern German Protestant City) for “I’m going crazy”. The Abdication by Ruth Wolff reminded me of this idiom. A play about self-reflection, it is framed in a Vatican examination as to whether Christina, the Protestant former Queen of Sweden, no stranger to craziness herself, should be officially received into the Roman Catholic Church.

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