V.23 No.30 | 7/24/2014
Historical Drama is the Bomb
“Manhattan” on WGNWGN explores the history of New Mexico’s “secret city,” Los Alamos, in the explosive new drama “Manhattan.”
V.23 No.26 | 6/26/2014
The nekkid eyeJourney into the exposed heart of Burque’s artworld with a celebration of the body, a drama about family and poetry to scare zealous patriots.
V.23 No.24 | 6/12/2014
“Crossbones” on NBCJohn Malkovich steals the show as pirate king Blackbeard in NBC’s crazy “Crossbones.”
V.23 No.23 | 6/5/2014
“The Night Shift” on NBCNBC’s new doctor drama “The Night Shift” takes the environmentally friendly route, recycling old TV cliches for summer viewing.
V.23 No.22 | 5/29/2014
In a Biblical senseThe Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged), Sticky Rice and An Operatic Trilogy For Families present theatergoers with a slew of entertainment options.
V.23 No.20 | 5/15/2014
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Radiant DreamsThese Shining Lives, by award-winning playwright Melanie Marlich, tells the story of women employed to apply radioactive paint to watch dials in 1920s Chicago.
V.23 No.15 | 4/10/2014
Photos by Russell Maynor
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Sometimes Poison Is the Only Cure
Gibraltar stages edgy relationship at the heart of Joyce’s UlyssesGibraltar follows Molly and Leopold Bloom over the course of a single day in Dublin. With their marriage on the rocks, Leopold is willing to try anything to rekindle the passion, even allow Molly to hook up with her overbearing concert manager Hugh “Blazes” Boylan.
V.23 No.12 | 3/20/2014
Photos by Alan Mitchell Photography
A Terrible State of Chaos
Laughter lands admidst tragedy at the Southwest Irish Theater FestivalIn Juno and the Paycock, great storytelling, social commentary and lyrical language elevate a seriocomic classic of Irish theater.
V.23 No.7 | 2/13/2014
Emotional French drama explores the secrets and lies of one very troubled familyThe Past is an incredibly subtle movie. Everything is played in low-key, soft voice. Very little is explicit. Mostly because none of these people wants to talk about anything that’s happening. Or has happened.
V.22 No.46 | 11/14/2013
Blue Is the Warmest Color
I was a teenage lesbian, and all I got was this heartbreaking movieDepending on which way the wind blows, Blue Is the Warmest Color is either brilliant and groundbreaking or false and perverted. Honestly it’s all of that and more.
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Frozen Loss Envisioned Afresh
Tricklock takes on Black River FallingCreated and written through ensemble work by the Tricklock Company, Black River Falling is set in the home of four sisters during one of the worst snowstorms in 1890s Wisconsin.