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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Who Killed Joan Crawford? mixes camp and mystery by Marissa Oberlander

Delicious acerbic drag performances spice up this whodunit. "I think the most important thing a woman can have—next to talent, of course—is her hairdresser,"…

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Invisible needs to take a closer look at why women join the Klan by Marissa Oberlander

Mary Bonnett's drama has intriguing subject matter, but doesn't fully connect. The world premiere of Her Story Theater producing artistic director Mary Bonnett's…

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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

The daughter of migrant workers finds courage and friendship in Luna by Marissa Oberlander

Filament Theatre's staging helps the audience feel right at home. Recommended for ages four through ten, Filament Theatre's production of this one-act by Ramón …

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Shadows of Birds shows how addiction casts a pall on entire families by Marissa Oberlander

Glass Apple Theatre's production localizes and humanizes the opioid epidemic. A woman struggles to reconnect with her family while battling opioid addiction in S…

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Howards End and the architecture of hurry by Marissa Oberlander

Douglas Post's new adaptation for Remy Buppo resonates in our age of class unrest and digital disconnects. More than 100 years after its publication, E.M. Forste…

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

A great performance from Molly Lyons can’t save Sweet Texas Reckoning by Marissa Oberlander

A lack of detail prevents the characters from appearing as complex, multifaceted personalities. Traci Godfrey's dramedy, now in its midwest premiere at Artemisia…

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Style & Grace pays tribute to Lena Horne and Nancy Wilson by Marissa Oberlander

Black Ensemble Theater’s latest bio-musical tells the stories of two great jazz divas. Lena Horne and Nancy Wilson were two iconic voices, separated by a gener…

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Thursday, April 4, 2019

Who's The Worst Mother in the World? by Marissa Oberlander

Halcyon Theatre goes beyond mommy issues to examine three complicated women. The world premiere of Kari Bentley-Quinn's one-act marks Halcyon Theatre's last prod…

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Thursday, March 28, 2019

Landladies explores the power dynamic between renters and owners by Marissa Oberlander

It's a moving depiction of crippling homelessness and how solutions feel completely out of reach. The world premiere of this Northlight Theatre- commissioned wor…

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Friday, March 8, 2019

We Are Proud to Present a Presentation . . . grapples with giving voice to a forgotten people by Marissa Oberlander

A troupe of actors struggles to tell the story of the near-forgotten Herero people. This Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) production's full title is worth shar…

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2019-2020 BROADWAY SEASON
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