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CORIOLANUS (Lantern): Succeeding with a Shakespeare many companies wouldn’t attempt

With a strong cast and design wizards the Lantern has made CORIOLANUS a visceral, lively and thought-provoking experience

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THE WOMEN (EgoPo): An engaging show turns a trifle into a treatise

Clare Boothe Luce saw her 1936 play as a critique of certain malicious denizens of Park Avenue. Director Lane Savadove sees more in it.

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THE CHILDREN’S HOUR (EgoPo): A superbly acted historical anecdote

EgoPo Classic Theater continues its foray into classics of American drama with a focus on female playwrights.

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A DOLL’S HOUSE (Jo Strømgren Kompani): 2015 Fringe review 9.2

Jo Strømgren Kompani boldly promise to deliver the essence of the celebrated play despite making ambitious changes to it.

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A DOLL’S HOUSE (Jo Strømgren Kompani): 2015 Fringe review 9.1

This DOLL’s HOUSE is human and multifaceted, lighthearted and ironic, narrative with a dancer’s expression of character.

Photo shoot for A Dolls House. Photo: Josh McIlvain.

Jumping Out Of Airplanes: Trey Lyford on theater, life, and DOLL’S HOUSE at the 2015 Fringe Festival

This fall, Lyford takes a break from his typical role as a contemporary clown and returns to Fringe Festival in Jo Strømgren’s recreation of Henrik Ibsen’s famous play, A Doll’s House.

The Loman family in EgoPo Classic Theater’s DEATH OF A SALESMAN: Ed Swidey (Willy), Mary Lee Bednarek (Linda), Sean Lally (Biff), and Kevin Chick (Happy). Photo by David Cimetta

DEATH OF A SALESMAN (EgoPo): A Jewish take on the classic of American theater

DEATH OF A SALESMAN is often seen as a cultural comment on the American Dream, in EgoPo’s production it is a moving look at a man, his son, and their personal tragedies.

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WHITE RABBIT, RED RABBIT (Nassim Soleimanpour, performed by Mary Lee Bednarek): Fringe Review 31

Each night, a new actor opens a manila envelope and reads the script for the first time. The spontaneity of the performance allows the author to engage with the audience from miles away and years ago.

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Fringe preview: Actor schedule for WHITE RABBIT, RED RABBIT includes David Morse

Part of an ongoing international tour, FringeArts’ 13-performance engagement of White Rabbit, Red Rabbit follows the playwright’s rules: A script waits in a sealed envelope. ach night, a different actor steps on stage and opens the envelope, reading the script aloud for the first—and last—time.

Jered McLenigan as Marc Antony (Photo courtesy of Mark Garvin)

JULIUS CAESAR (Lantern): Political persuasion in feudal Japan

If William Shakespeare was alive today he’d be a …. well, he’d probably be a poet and playwright, but he’d also make a damn good political speechwriter. The crux of his JULIUS CAESAR, now in an accessible production by Lantern Theater Company, comes in a speech following the title character’s assassination.