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Sweetness and Light

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“Classic rom-com” is the way Yale Repertory Theatre bills The Brightest Thing in the World, a commissioned world premiere by the playwright Leah Nanako Winkler. The play opens in a cheerful Lexington, Kentucky coffee shop called Revival, where a …

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Christmas Presented

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“Marley was dead, to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that,” begins Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, published in 1843. There is also no doubt whatever that, in 2022, this “ghostly little book,” as the author called …

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Flight Paths

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The final production at Long Wharf Theatre’s longtime home was a play called Flying Bird’s Diary, read last weekend by a cast of 10 behind a tidy arc of music stands. In a scene that ends the play’s …

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Scientific Review

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This is a review of a play, but first, let’s talk science. …

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Invisible Sound

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A decade ago, Rich Ives decided to solve a problem. …

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Choral Issues

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As the lights go up on Yale Rep’s Choir Boy and the paneled hall of the Charles R. Drew Preparatory School for Boys—“dedicated to the education of strong, ethical Black men”—Headmaster Marrow regally welcomes the audience to the academy’s 49th …

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Playing It Back

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In order to understand what happened in the Crown Heights neighborhood of New York City in August of 1991, you need some context. …

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Adjustment Period

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The word “pivot” may bring to mind an iconic scene from Friends, in which Ross, Rachel and Chandler attempt to…

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Playing Through

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In lieu of theater seating, no longer an option in the time of COVID, Yale Cabaret’s Jimmy Stubbs came up with a novel alternative: the bathtub. …

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Salt and Sweat and Coconutty Suntan Lotion

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August is Summer Reading Month in Daily Nutmeg, and Donald Margulies, photographed above by Dan Mims, is this week’s featured writer. Please enjoy this new monologue

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