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Theater Review (NYC Off-Broadway): ‘She Stoops to Conquer’ by Oliver Goldsmith

It's not the details of the preposterous plot that make it work; it's the skillful way Goldsmith wove them together and his sly, fluid way with dialogue. And it's not any of these fine performances individually that galvanize this revival; it's the brightly colored vision saddled up by the director and the gifted creative team, and the gusto with which the actors take the reins.

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Theater Review (NYC): ‘Hedda Gabler’ by Henrik Ibsen

The sharp poignancy of Ibsen's classic comes through strongly in a flawed but sincere new production by the young company The Instigators. The tragic story of an unhappy young wife whose hopes of a glorious future of social ascendancy are being dashed before her eyes rings as true today as it did when Ibsen wrote it 125 years ago.

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Exclusive Interview: Tulis McCall on Her One-Person Show ‘Are You Serious? A Woman of a Certain Age Inquires’

'Age is something that we avoid talking about in our Western society. We either ridicule it or try to ignore it, or we box people in by calling them senior citizens. So I say let's bring it out into the open and shine a light on this aging process.'

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EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Director Courtney Laine Self on Presenting Mae West’s 1927 Broadway Hit ‘SEX’

Mae West wrote 'SEX' in the mid-1920s, just after the peak of first-wave feminism hit with the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920. First-wave feminism was about suffrage and other basic political inequalities. 'SEX' more directly challenges gender roles and expectations and illustrates the hypocrisy and tragic consequences of societal gender inequities. So, West was more in line with second-wave feminism – which didn’t happen until the 1960s!

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Theater Review (LA): ‘Evil Dead The Musical’ Sings Like a Chainsaw

The 1980s are cool again, as evidenced by the popularity of 'Stranger Things.' Something from the 1980s even stranger than 'Stranger Things' was the 'Evil Dead' trilogy. The films starring Bruce Campbell as Ash set the bar for campy horror. Can something be stranger yet? Yes: 'Evil Dead The Musical.'

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