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World Premiere of WATER FOR ELEPHANTS and More Set For Alliance Theatre's 2022/23 Sea Photo World Premiere of WATER FOR ELEPHANTS and More Set For Alliance Theatre's 2022/23 Season
by Stephi Wild - Apr 13, 2022

The Alliance Theatre has announced the productions in its 54th season.  The new season will feature nine productions including four world premieres on its two stages, The Coca-Cola Stage and Hertz Stage. 

Shadow Theatre Returns Next Week with COTTAGERS AND INDIANS Photo Shadow Theatre Returns Next Week with COTTAGERS AND INDIANS
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 3, 2022

Shadow Theatre presents Cottagers and Indians by Drew Hayden Taylor, directed by John Hudson, March 9 to 27, 2022.

Shadow Theatre Presents THE MOUNTAINTOP by Katori Hall Photo Shadow Theatre Presents THE MOUNTAINTOP by Katori Hall
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 10, 2022

The Mountaintop is a gripping re-imagination of events the night before the assassination of the civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: on April 3, 1968, after delivering one of his most memorable speeches, an exhausted Dr. King retires to his room at the Lorraine Motel while a storm rages outside. When a mysterious stranger arrives with some surprising news, King is forced to confront his destiny, his accomplishments, and his legacy to his people.

BWW Review: Torrance Theatre Company Presents Entertaining Comedy SLOW FOOD in Play-A Photo BWW Review: Torrance Theatre Company Presents Entertaining Comedy SLOW FOOD in Play-At-Home Online Series
by Shari Barrett - Jun 15, 2020

Torrance Theatre Company newest venture, PLAY-AT-HOME, presents a series of free online theatrical experiences, each designed to entertain audiences during the stay-at-home orders. On Sunday, June 14 at 6pm, I tuned in and really enjoyed SLOW FOOD, playwright Wendy MacLeod's tender comedy that delves deeply into what we hunger for, be it food, attention or love. The 90-minute play centers on Irene and Peter (Cindy Shields and Glenn Kelman) who just want to have a nice meal out while celebrating their anniversary in Palm Springs. But their highly neurotic waiter, Stephen (Daniel Tennant), prefers to talk rather than bring them their food or drinks.

Out Of Box Theatre Announces 2019/20 Season Photo Out Of Box Theatre Announces 2019/20 Season
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 8, 2019

Out of Box Theatre announces its 8th Season of intimate, thought-provoking and unexpected theatre. The season begins in August, 2019 with award-winning playwright Topher Payne's new hysterical farce, Entertaining Lesbians, which Payne directs as part of Out of Box's new Beta Test Performance Series bring new works by local playwrights to the stage. 

Seattle Repertory Theatre Announces 2018/19 Season Photo Seattle Repertory Theatre Announces 2018/19 Season
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 22, 2018

Artistic Director Braden Abraham today announced Seattle Repertory Theatre's new eight-play 2018/2019 season, which features a sweeping theatrical adaptation of a best-selling novel, a world premiere from a local playwright, a Tony and Grammy Award-winning musical, a thriller direct from London's West End, and more.

LONELY PLANET Comes to New Repertory Theatre Photo LONELY PLANET Comes to New Repertory Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 25, 2018

New Repertory Theatre and Boston Center for American Performance present Lonely Planet, performed February 3-March 4, 2018 in the BlackBox Theater at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown. Tickets may be purchased by calling the New Rep Box Office at 617-923-8487 or visiting newrep.org. Lonely Planet will be performed in repertory with Statements After an Arrest Under the Immorality Act by Athol Fugard as part of New Rep's Statements of Survival Series.

STATEMENTS AFTER AN ARREST UNDER THE IMMORALITY ACT Comes to New Repertory Theatre Photo STATEMENTS AFTER AN ARREST UNDER THE IMMORALITY ACT Comes to New Repertory Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 18, 2018

New Repertory Theatre and Boston Center for American Performance present Statements After an Arrest Under the Immorality Act, performed January 27-March 3, 2018 in the BlackBox Theater at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown. Tickets may be purchased by calling the New Rep Box Office at 617-923-8487 or visiting newrep.org. Statements After an Arrest Under the Immorality Act will be performed in repertory with Lonely Planet by Steven Dietz as part of New Rep's Statements of Survival Series.

Westport Country Playhouse Slates Fall Script In Hand Playreadings Photo Westport Country Playhouse Slates Fall Script In Hand Playreadings
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2017

Westport Country Playhouse announces its fall season Script in Hand playreadings: You Know I Can't Hear You When the Water's Running, a comedy by Robert Anderson, on Monday, November 13, at 7 p.m.; and Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure, a thriller by Stephen Dietz, based on the original 1899 play by William Gillette and Arthur Conan Doyle, on Monday, December 11, at 7 p.m.

DRACULA Opens on Friday 10/13 at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company Photo DRACULA Opens on Friday 10/13 at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 15, 2017

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company continues its debut season at The Otto M. Budig Theater with Dracula by Steven Dietz, from the novel by Bram Stoker opening Friday October 13. The production runs through November 4, and is directed by Producing Artistic Director Brian Isaac Phillips. Longtime ensemble member Giles Davies reprises his role as Dracula, alongside Artistic Associate Miranda McGee as Lucy, Jim Hopkins as Van Helsing, Crystian Wiltshire as Jonathan Harker, Caitlin McWethy as Mina, Billy Chace as Renfield, and Kyle Brumley as Dr. Seward. All seats in the new Otto M. Budig Theater are less than 20 feet from the stage so audiences will be amazed at how close to the passion they will be!