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Monday, Nov. 14, 2011

Nov. 11, 2011

Isn't it enough that Paul Simon, after nearly 50 years of writing some of contemporary music's most compelling songs, is considered a spokesman for his generation? At age 70, does he have to put on one of the best concerts as well? Friday's packed Ri...
Theater
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Going inside the mind of a murderer

In addition to himself, the mind of Raskolnikov (Matt Schwader) is occupied by six other characters in American Players Theatre's production of Crime and Punishment: his mother Pulcheria Alexandrovna, the detective Porfiry, the reluctant prostitute Sonya and her drunken father Marmeladov, and the parasitic...
Theater
Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Theater Review

Creative license, when mishandled by the uncreative, can generate results both oafish and irritating. Credit director William Brown and a brilliant American Players Theatre cast for bringing Richard Brinsley Sheridan's The Critic to life with vibrant lunacy, resulting in 150 minutes of sheer theatrical joy...
Theater
Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Strong performances highlight APT's 'Glass Menagerie'

An enormous photo of a smug-looking young man, circa 1930s, looks out at the audience and down on the scene of emotional destruction his past actions have wrought. He is as dominant as the trio of torn souls occupying the stage in Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie, which opened last...
Theater
Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Theater Review

A sexy ghost, an eccentric medium and a supercilious man troubled by two wives, one of who has been dead for seven years, combine for an evening of unusual hilarity at American Players Theatre's production of Blithe Spirit, which opened Saturday at the Spring Green troupe's amphitheater “Up the Hill...

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