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Photos: First Look at DO YOU FEEL ANGER at Circle X Photo Photos: First Look at DO YOU FEEL ANGER at Circle X
by Blair Ingenthron - Jan 20, 2023

The West Coast premiere of Do You Feel Anger?, written by Mara Nelson-Greenberg and directed by Halena Kays, opens this weekend for a six-week run at Circle X Theatre Company in Los Angeles. Check out photos from the production here!

Interview: Director Halena Kays FEELS Amazing Collaboration With This ANGER Photo Interview: Director Halena Kays FEELS Amazing Collaboration With This ANGER
by Gil Kaan - Jan 9, 2023

Circle X Theatre Company starts off their new season with the west coast premiere of Mara Nelson-Greenberg’s Do You Feel Anger? opening January 21, 2023 at Atwater Village Theatre. Halena Kays directs the cast of Tasha Ames, Charlotte Gulezian, Rich Liccardo, Paula Rebelo, Casey Smith and Napoleon Tavale

West Coast Premiere Of Absurdly Hilarious DO YOU FEEL ANGER? Will Make You Squirm At  Photo West Coast Premiere Of Absurdly Hilarious DO YOU FEEL ANGER? Will Make You Squirm At Circle X
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 15, 2022

Circle X Theatre Company kicks off the New Year with the West Coast premiere of a truly outrageous comedy Do You Feel Anger?, written by Mara Nelson-Greenberg and directed by Halena Kays, opens January 21 for a six-week run at Atwater Village Theatre. Performances continue through February 25, with two Pay-What-You-Can previews set for January 19 and January 20.

Review: Nashville Story Garden's U.S. Premiere of Lucy Kirkwood's THE WELKIN Will Hav Photo Review: Nashville Story Garden's U.S. Premiere of Lucy Kirkwood's THE WELKIN Will Have Audiences Talking
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 24, 2022

Nothing engages the theaterati in Nashville and the surrounding provinces as the production of an eagerly anticipated new play no one‚Äôs done before in these parts, but about which we‚Äôve read glowing reviews. The very promise of something new to energize the cultural zeitgeist ‚Äď particularly under the aegis of Nashville Story Garden (a creative collective whose work always generates major buzz); something new and unseen from across the pond which will provide a showcase for the remarkable talents of some of the region‚Äôs most respected actors ‚Äď is virtually guaranteed to be a ‚Äúmust-see‚ÄĚ for a theater-going public more accustomed to titles with which they are already quite often overly familiar.

The Neo-Futurists Debut Genre-defying Multimedia Drag Spectacle WILDCATS Photo The Neo-Futurists Debut Genre-defying Multimedia Drag Spectacle WILDCATS
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 29, 2022

 The Neo-Futurists announce the first live full-length show since the COVID shutdown. Created by Ensemble Members Ida Cuttler and Nick Hart, WILDCATS is a multimedia drag spectacle exploring themes of loneliness and isolation via the true story of Lucille Ball's disastrous Broadway debut in 1960. Directed by Halena Kays, WILDCATS is jam packed with live stage spectacle, personal narrative, audience interaction and bizarre-o filmed I Love Lucy episode recreations.

PlayMakers Laboratory Celebrates 20th Anniversary Of THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA Photo PlayMakers Laboratory Celebrates 20th Anniversary Of THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 16, 2021

PlayMakers Laboratory will celebrate the 20th anniversary of its popular sketch comedy revue That's Weird, Grandma with a free digital special on Thursday, August 5 from 5:30 ‚Äď 7:30 pm. PML will host an in-person viewing party at The Annoyance¬†Theater, 851 W. Belmont Ave. (proof of vaccine required) in Chicago or guests may stream the show on Facebook Live.

Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Presents The Return Of The Ruffians' BURNING BL Photo Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Presents The Return Of The Ruffians' BURNING BLUEBEARD
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 12, 2020

Porchlight Music Theatre has announced its latest virtual offering, the holiday return of The Ruffians’ Burning Bluebeard. Written by Jay Torrence and directed by Halena Kays, Burning Bluebeard is available for streaming Friday, Dec. 4 - Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021.

Northlight Announces 2020-2021 Season Photo Northlight Announces 2020-2021 Season
by Stephi Wild - Mar 12, 2020

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, announces its 46th season, opening with The Lifespan of a Fact by Jeremy Kareken & David Murrell and Gordon Farrell, directed by Halena Kays.

HOW A BOY FALLS Announced At Northlight Theatre Photo HOW A BOY FALLS Announced At Northlight Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 7, 2020

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, continues its 2019-2020 season with the World Premiere of How A Boy Falls, written by Steven Dietz and directed by Halena Kays. How A Boy Falls runs January 23 a?" February 29, 2020 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. The press opening is Friday, January 31, 2020 at 8pm.

Photo Flash: The Ruffians' BURNING BLUEBEARD Opens At Porchlight Music Theatre Photo Photo Flash: The Ruffians' BURNING BLUEBEARD Opens At Porchlight Music Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 16, 2019

Porchlight Music Theatre presents The Ruffians' Burning Bluebeard, making its downtown debut at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street, December 13 - 27.

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BWW TV: Is This Your Card? Watch Highlights from THE MAGIC PLAY at the Goodman
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 26, 2016

World-class magic meets a human story of love and loss in the world premiere of The Magic Play by Andrew Hinderaker at Goodman Theatre, October 21 - November 20. Critically acclaimed magician, illusion designer and actor Brett Schneider portrays a rising young magician who must take the stage just hours after his partner has left him. Though a good magician must always be in control of his show, The Magician's performance begins to unravel, illuminating his offstage life, which may be as fragile as a house of cards. Click below to watch highlights from the show!