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The Devil’s Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith — People’s Light & Theatre Company

Standing on a staircase that takes her three rows up on the stage right aisle, Miche Braden, portraying blues diva Bessie Smith, begins, a cappella, the plaintive wail, “I hate … Continue reading

November 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Stick Fly — Arden Theatre

   In the course of her script for “Stick Fly,” currently at the Arden Theatre, Lydia R. Diamond has one of her characters praise the novelist to whom she’s engaged … Continue reading

November 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

I Am My Own Wife — Theatre Horizon

 Nuance, precision, and deliberate subtlety inform Charlie DelMarcelle’s touching, amusing, and charming performance as Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, born Lothar Berfelde, in Doug Wright’s 2003 solo piece, “I Am My Own … Continue reading

November 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Cock — Theatre Exile

In keeping with the name of Mike Bartlett’s play, Theatre Exile director Deborah Block stages “Cock” at if it were a fight in which its participants must jockey for advantageous … Continue reading

November 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

We Are Proud to Present… — InterAct Theatre at the Adrienne

The full title of Jackie Sibblies Drury’s play, performed by InterAct at the Adrienne Theatre, is “We Are Proud to Present a Presentation about The Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known … Continue reading

November 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Once — National Tour — Academy of Music

 As a character given no name but simply called Guy, lead actor Stuart Ward embodies the quiet complexity, inner sweetness, pure heart, and cautious ambition of “Once,” the 2012 Tony … Continue reading

November 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

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