Tag Archives: theater

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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Batman Returns

Puns and punches flying below it, the bat signal shone over a New Haven skyline last night. Granted, it was a skyline made of foam or something, small enough to fit into Yale Cabaret’s subterranean black box…

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Scenic Route

Long Wharf Theatre collage

By late 1964, Yale graduate students Jon Jory and Harlan Kleiman realized they shared an uncommon aspiration: to start a theater. In a 1966 article for Smith Alumnae Quarterly, the late New Haven arts scene powerhouse Elizabeth “Betty” Kubler…

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Child’s Players

Yale Children's Theatre

In a city full of arts and arts critics, professional or otherwise, one dramatic troupe is aiming their art at a picky audience indeed: kids.

Okay—they’re actually not that picky when it comes to theater, but it still helps if …

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In Tune

Neighborhood Music School Greater New Haven Concert Band conducted by Rachel Antonucci

Imagine arriving in a foreign land, exhausted from an arduous journey, unaccustomed to the native language and struggling to get a foothold as you begin a new life. How would you acclimate? Where would you go for help?…

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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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