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MR BURNS (Villanova): The future in three acts

What would 21st-century American culture look like if all we knew about it was told generations after an apocalypse

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MARISOL (Villanova): Wake up call by golf club

José Rivera’s fantastically powerful portent of a world is fabulously riveting as directed by James Ijames at Villanova Theatre.

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A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (Deep Blue Theatre Collective): 2016 Fringe review 20.1

Deep Blue goes for the jugular with a serious staging of STREETCAR, Tennessee Williams’s beloved, hard, and overheated play

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TRANSLATIONS (Villanova): Mapping identity

When the British army renames the Irish village of Baille Baeg with an Anglicized name, the villagers must decide if it’s still the same place they’ve always known.

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A WONDERFUL NOISE (Villanova): Noise but not wonderful

Michael Hollinger and Vance Lemkuhl’s musical is lacking in conflict and complexity.

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MACBETH (Villanova): Ambition, conscience, fates, and kazoos

This production offers gore, unconventionality, and laughs, and certainly strikes up debates about the meaning of the play’s profound poetry.

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EURYDICE (Villanova Theatre): Death is a continuation of life

Death, as experienced in director James Ijames’s comic yet movingly evocative production of Sarah Ruhl’s play, is a continuation of life.

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THE THREEPENNY OPERA (Villanova): Brecht played louder than the music

Republished by kind permission from Neals Paper. Kurt Weill’s insistent tingel-tangel score for THE THREEPENNY OPERA pervades the Vasey Hall stage, with horns and drum pumping to a martial beat that…

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BIG LOVE (Villanova): 60-second review

Based upon a 2,500-year-old classical Greek play, BIG LOVE tells the story of 50 brides who show up at an Italian mansion, fleeing their 50 cousins/potential husbands.

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EVERYMAN (Villanova Theatre): 60-second review

In the Middle Ages, the Church endorsed theatrical depictions of Church teachings to educate a mostly illiterate public. EVERYMAN is only one of five from its time that has survived to today. Villanova Theatr commissioned Mark J. Costello to translate the play from Middle English using modern language and the authenticity of rebelliousness in the punk subculture

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Wilde’s curious SALOME at Villanova Theatre

They only believe in things that can’t be seen. Oscar Wilde’s witty drawing room comedies are well known to theatergoers. SALOME, an experimental modernist piece banned for many years from…