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Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Midwest Melancholy: “Girl From the North Country” at the Belasco Theatre by Andrew Agress

The second show after The Times They Are a-Changin’ to use the music of the great midwestern musician, Girl From the North Country proves the greater of the two. It opts for whichever …

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Sunday, October 25, 2020

The Annoyance’s “Splatter Theater:” Sharing a Chicago Halloween Tradition with an Online Audience by Andrew Agress

While theaters around the United States typically produce The Rocky Horror Picture Show around Halloween, the city of Chicago, Illinois has a different tradition. Starting in 1987, The Annoy…

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Friday, July 17, 2020

How The Streaming Theatre Uses Digital Storytelling to Its Advantage by Andrew Agress

As many have already said, the best streamed performances seem to be those that are made for the online venue. This is opposed to shows that originally debuted for live audiences and happene…

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Monday, May 11, 2020

Wit and Wisdom: “Much Ado About Nothing” at the Delacorte Theater by Andrew Agress

In this time of isolation, wouldn’t it be nice to take a virtual visit to the park? Fear not. PBS is streaming this past summer’s Shakespeare in the Park production of Much Ado About Not…

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Saturday, February 29, 2020

Girls to the Front: “Mac Beth” at Hunter Theater Project by Andrew Agress

Reading dry Shakespeare texts and going to parties at friends’ places seem like quintessential parts of the American high school experience. Typically these two disparate activities do not…

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Movie or Musical? “West Side Story” at The Broadway Theatre by Andrew Agress

It seems that the classic Broadway musical West Side Story may be getting not one but two film remakes this year. Or rather, one film remake by Steven Spielberg later in the year and one fi…

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Friday, December 6, 2019

Vampire-Hunting Hijinks: “Police Cops: Badass Be Thy Name” at Soho Playhouse  by Andrew Agress

If you love theatre, namely the experimental kind, I highly recommend a trip to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival at least once in your life. For a couple weeks in August, the Scottish city play…

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Saturday, November 16, 2019

“Heroes of the Fourth Turning” at Playwrights Horizons by Andrew Agress

We live in a time, especially in America, of increasing political divide. Many politicians and voters see the political landscape as black and white, “us vs. them,” and it seems like the…

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