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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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Theater Review (Off-Broadway NYC): ‘A Day by the Sea’ by N.C. Hunter, Directed by Austin Pendleton

Directed with precision and grace by Austin Pendleton on Charles Morgan's lovely sets, the superb cast brings to warm life this world of dimmed elegance with its lingering divide between the privileged and servant classes.

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