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|Skylight Books and The Skylight Theatre Presents a Reading of Joseph Kierland's Short Story Collection 15 on July 13th, 2014 (Publisher: Underground Voices)|
by BWW News Desk - Jul 06, 2014
The Skylight Theatre Company presents a special launch event for Joseph Kierland's short story collection, 15, with a group of actors under the direction of Michael Kearns reading selections from the book. This event will take place in the Skylight Theatre, right next door to Skylight Books.
Indie publisher, Underground Voices, will publish J.S. Kierland's short story collection July 21st.
"J.S. Kierland is that rare writer, one who can deal with both urban and rural themes in masterful fashion. This gift allows him to write about a wide range of disparate characters and settings with astonishing precision and power. His taut prose style, innate sense of drama and ability to look at life in an unflinching but always compassionate way are everywhere in evidence in this remarkable collection of stories." --Willard Manus editor/publisher of lively-arts.com; author of Mott The Hoople.
About the author:
A graduate of the Yale school of Drama, Joseph Kierland was founder and director of the Los Angeles Playwright's Group and was Playwright-in-residence at New York's Lincoln Center, Brandeis University and the Los Angeles Actor's Theater. In the past decade, plays developed under Kierland's mentorship in the L.A. Playwright's Group were produced at a rate of more than one per month throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe. Kierland's original plays have been produced throughout the U.S. and Europe, and his film work includes writing the screenplay for the feature film, O'Hara's Wife, starring a young Jodie Foster. He has published a novel, edited two books of one-act plays, written two films, and has had over forty publications of his short stories in literary reviews and magazines around the country. This is his first collection of short stories.
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|BWW Reviews: The Raunchiest SILENCE! You'll Ever Hear|
by Wendi Reichstein - Jul 01, 2014
While riding along the freeway, drivers are often faced with the oxymoron of a car wreck on the side of the road. Though it is often gruesome and inappropriate to stare, it is equally as challenging to look away. No matter how shocking or repugnant, your eyes are glued to the scene, both attempting to understand what has just happened, and seeing what will happen next. Such was my experience at the Salvage Vanguard Theatre, watching the regional premiere of Silence! The Musical. Did I love it? No. But despite its raunchy lyrics and eye roll-worthy dialogue, its redeeming music and talented ensemble kept me in my seat for nearly an hour and a half. (more...)
|BWW Reviews: GOD OF CARNAGE a Strong Showing to Open New Space for MMT|
by David De Almo - May 05, 2014
"God of Carnage," the newest production from Mixed Magic Theatre, is the perfect way to christen the company's new space in Lorraine Mills. The space itself is smaller than their old one in the Hope Artiste Village, but is deceptively large: the seating, which is raked in a near-stadium style fashion, goes back a few more rows than you might expect possible, upon first impression. (more...)
|BWW Reviews: PRC's ASSASSINS Brings a Killer Story to Chapel Hill|
by Larisa Mount - Apr 18, 2014
Having made its debut Off-Broadway in 1990 and bowing on Broadway in 2004, Assassins is the creative musical telling of the lives of the most notorious killers of American presidents, as well as those who had varying degrees of success in their attempts at the life of a president. Now playing at PlayMakers Repertory Company in Chapel Hill, these bad guys include such famous names as John Wilkes Booth and Lee Harvey Oswald, as well as less well-known names as Leon Czolgosz (assassinator of President McKinley), and those who have gone down in history for their less-than-solid relationship with reality, Squeaky Fromme among them. The show's music and lyrics were written by Stephen Sondheim, accompanied by a book by John Weidman. (more...)
|Vincent D'Onofrio Joins Cast of JURASSIC WORLD|
by Movies News Desk - Mar 02, 2014
Directed by SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED's Colin Trevorrow, JURASSIC WORLD also stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard. Original JURASSIC PARK director Steven Spielberg will produce. (more...)
|Curtain Call Productions Presents Tony-Award Winning Musical ASSASSINS! by Sondheim, Now thru 2/16|
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014
Curtain Call Productions is blurring the lines between comedy and tragedy in its poignant and darkly comedy Assassins at their new home in Flagler Place in Historic Downtown Stuart. Assassins, a tony-award winning musical that explores the personalities and the motives behind some of America's most infamous characters, will be Curtain Call's biggest undertaking of the season with an ensemble cast of 16. (more...)
|Harris Center for the Arts to Welcome Clint Black for Acoustic Show, 2/27-3/1|
by BWW News Desk - Feb 06, 2014
The 'future Country Music Hall of Famer' (Los Angeles Times) returns to Harris Center for the Arts with an intimate trio setting in an all-new show. His auspicious country music career started with a bang, really unlike any other. The debut recording, Killin' Time, boasted five Number One hits-unprecedented from a debut in any genre-and he has since gone on to sell over 20 million albums worldwide. (more...)
|BWW TV: Helen Mirren Honored as Hasty Pudding Theatricals' Woman of the Year|
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 31, 2014
The Hasty Pudding Theatricals, the oldest theatrical organization in the United States, honored Academy Award-winning actress Dame Helen Mirren as the recipient of its 2014 Woman of the Year Award on Thursday, January 30, 2014. The Pudding was proud to honor a talented and renowned actress whose performances have garnered international critical acclaim. Check out video highlights from the festivities below! (more...)
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