Wednesday, July 16, 2008

ATW NewsClips - Mid-Atlantic, New England, and Southern Print

Washington Post

CATF Looks Through The Outsider's Eyes
The image of the outsider haunts this year's Contemporary American Theater Festival. The festival's five productions -- artful and engrossing, for the most part -- deal with topics as different as African history, the U.S. social hierarchy and pig farming. But in each of the...

Pursuing a 'Dream' That Lingers Longer Than One Night
When Rorschach Theatre co-artistic directors Jenny McConnell Frederick and Randy Baker were programming this season -- the intrepid troupe's eighth -- they decided to earmark one slot for a rare dramatic format: a play performed in installments, like a television show.

Rorschach Is Comfortable In This 'Skin'
Seasoned theatergoers can be forgiven for flinching when they hear the title "The Skin of Our Teeth." Start with actors as prehistoric beasts in a weirdly timeless Ice Age and a key character rebelling against the script, then switch to moral failings in Atlantic City and thunderous plunderings from...

Backstage: Lauding an 'Anti-Glitz' Icon
Actors Remember Stage Guild's MacDonald

Philadelphia Inquirer

Young theater talents create a Revolution
Before they decided to produce Kenneth Lonergan's This Is Our Youth, Alexander Diaz and Ed Renninger wanted to harness their University of the Arts classmates' talents and give them a reason to stick around for a while.

Baltimore Sun

Tim Smith: 'Gondoliers' sets sail
Light entertainment and a heavy heat/humidity quotient somehow go together perfectly. In one of Baltimore's more charming summer traditions, the Young Victorian Theatre Company ...

Berkshire Eagle

Tanglewood Some enchanted evening
When we look back on the summer of 2008, one event will remain indelibly in our memory: the evening we spent with Barbara Cook.

Orlando Sentinel

Theater review: 'Die, Mommie, Die!' at Theatre Downtown

'High School Musical': Joy offsets play's growing pains

Miami Herald

Not quite something 2 die 4 yet, but . . .
Tupac Shakur's 25 short years of life were a study in extremes. On the one hand, as a prodigiously talented teenager of modest means, he attended a performing arts high school and appeared in everything from Shakespeare to The Nutcracker. Though he dropped out of school, he was a voracious reader, a young man with wide-ranging intellectual curiosity and a poet.

Monday night live
Most theaters are dark on Monday evening, but on July 21, drama fans have not one but two choices of provocative entertainment.

St. Petersburg Times

'True West' a brotherly story

'Souvenir' a screech in time

Atlanta Journal Constitution ATLArts Blog

'You sure is ugly'
This morning, a colleague brought me a picture of her in her red Shug Avery dress. In another lifetime, she says she was probably singing jazz at a backwoods juke joint, and chasing men. Just like Alice Walker’s sexually adventurous character in “The Color Purple.’’...

Atlanta Creative Loating Fresh Loaf Blog

Hedwig run extended

Charlotte News & Observer

Hospital in 'Cuckoo's Nest' to be torn down

Oregon State Hospital, the mental institution where the 1975 movie "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" was filmed, is making way for a new complex.

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