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Tribune theater criticThe Beach Boys were so right. Wouldn't it be nice? Wouldn't it be nice to peer a decade or two into the future and assess, in total, all 900,000 shows in the ever-growing, ever-retro genre of the songbook musical? Look at this year alone. Thanks to the...
Special to the Tribune"Natural Affection," William Inge's 1963 play about an unwed middle-age mother, her new live-in younger boyfriend and her fresh-from-reform-school teenage son sank without much of a trace after its inaugural performances. But in the hands of director John...
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Tribune cultural criticTupperware may prove instructive here. When you think of how sex and the Midwest are juxtaposed in the public imagination, think of a Tupperware container. To seal the lid, you must run a couple of fingers along the edge, allowing the air inside to...
Special to SunSpotIn 1953, nine African-Americans gathered in a Northwest Baltimore living room to discuss offering quality theater to the community. Their goal seemed simple. "We just wanted to do plays," said Ed Terry, the company's associate artistic director who...
TIMES STAFF WRITERThursday August 8, 1996 "Picnic," the 1955 film of the William Inge play of the same name, not only remains timeless in its appeal but now has even more impact for those of us who saw it in our youth upon its initial release. From its...
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