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Unlikely Story

Pericles by Elm Shakespeare Company

If you stand for a minute or two near the tower at the back of the crowd during one of the Elm Shakespeare Company’s summer performances in Edgerton Park, your ears can make out a quiet barrage of spoken cues …

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The Thinker

Stephen Grossman

There’s change in the air at painter Stephen Grossman’s downtown studio. With his artist-filled building at 39 Church Street slated for conversion to apartments, he’s in the process of packing up his stuff and moving to new digs.…

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Photographic Memories

Paul Duda photographed by Paul Duda

Paul Duda named his dogs for one of his favorite cameras. Currently his chocolate lab Leica II, a frisky successor to Leica I, “makes my life healthier.  He’s the sweetest guy. He doesn’t growl and he loves visitors.”…

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Well-Played

Elizabeth Wilson in The Addams Family

Perhaps you know her as Mrs. Braddock (pictured second), Dustin Hoffman’s concerned mom in the iconic 1967 coming-of-age movie The Graduate.

Or as Roz, the snitch who sat on the toilet seat in the ladies…

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Write This Down

Creation

“Until you’ve seen it, it’s very difficult to put into words,” says Peter Sonski, which seems a playful thing to say about an exhibition titled Illuminating the Word.

But Sonski—the education…

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Game On

To Court the King

A mystic, a spirit merchant and a reality sculptor walk into a bar…

Okay, it’s not a bar; it’s a brew shop. Also, those magic-wielding beings didn’t exactly walk in; they were walked in. And of course, those…

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Making Tracks

Chenot Keith and David Keith of Mission Zero

An oriental rug splays out on a concrete floor. A lampshade with strange symbols hangs between wooden crossbeams above a gear-filled production rig. On the far end of the room is a sparkle-silver Fibes drum kit with Dream cymbals, flanked …

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Dinner and a Show

A 40-year anniversary is nothing to sneeze at, especially when live theater’s going on a few feet away.

The Yale Summer Cabaret got going so many summers ago, in 1974. Recessed into the east…

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Life of the Party

Bill Fischer

If you want to find an African drum circle, learn to play the Irish penny whistle or the Indian hurdy gurdy, brush up on your New England contra or square dancing, get a few gardening tips, celebrate a change of …

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The Bigger Picture

Terra Tractus octopus

On a geologic time scale, humanity is at best a blip.

On a human scale, Terra Tractus: The Earth Moves—an after-dark ode to the tectonic shifts and continental drifts that have long shaped the globe—is vast…

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