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Drama-rama

A photo essay.

Presented each summer ’neath sky and bough, Elm Shakespeare Company’s annual rendition of one of its namesake’s plays is …

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To Do

The signs are everywhere. Underfoot, overhead and at eye level, too. They’re in windows and stands, on sidewalks and street poles. …

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Depth Perception

Lake Kelsey at Yale Cabaret

Fictional neighborhood Lake Kelsey is, in at least one important respect, a lot like a real lake: to the confident and carefree, it’s a reservoir of fun and leisure, but to the damaged or anxious, it’s a well of fear …

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Sizzler

Randy Danson and Martin Moran

Samuel D. Hunter’s big little stage drama Lewiston, now getting its world premiere at Long Wharf Theatre, plumbs tiny human recesses against the grand, open scale of Idaho. …

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Lion’s Den

Benjamin Scheuer at Long Wharf Theatre.

On Game of Thrones, playboy dwarf Tyrion Lannister is tortured by his father’s rejections. On Breaking Bad, chemistry teacher Walter White is tortured by the idea that he isn’t the kind of father he should be. In Star

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Brains, Wracked

Little mystifies an analytic philosopher so well as a continental one. …

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Mistaken Identity

I’m just a soul whose intentions are good.
Oh Lord, please don’t let me be misunderstood.

—Nina Simone, “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood” (1964)…

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Murder, Staged

Ian Lowe and Kyle Branzel in Murder For Two at Long Wharf Theatre

With Murder for Two, the crowd is in on it. The performers not only wink and nod at you, both literally and figuratively, but also chastise you and apologize to you, and at one point…

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Feeling Puckish

Shaunette Wilson as Puck

You know things are bad when the mythical mischief-maker and riddle-speaker Puck has had enough of mischief and riddles. Draped in skins, bearing ritualistic markings and skewed horns, the wily sprite, crouched on a shelf…

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Shadows of Doubt

The well-being of a Catholic schoolboy is in question. The actions of a priest are under scrutiny. The certainty of an accusing nun is unsettling.

With no clear answers offered by the time the actors…

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