These are characters who talk at rather than to each other.
Dani Girl is like the Dora the Explorer of terminal oncology.
Be advised: As I left Dani Girl at last Friday's performance, a woman rushed past me. She scampered down the corridor, sobbing uncontrollably. She waved off concerned friends, shrieking, "I can't!
Playwright Aguirre-Sacasa reimagines The Crucible's Abigail Williams as a misunderstood waif with a horrible childhood.
When we left Abigail Williams, near the end of Arthur Miller's The Crucible, she had just vanished after bringing Salem to its knees with accusations of witchcraft. In his new play, Abigail/1702 (now at City Theatre), Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa attempts to answer the question: "Where'd she go next?"
This is the best PMT production I have seen.
It may not be easy being green, but Pittsburgh Musical Theater's production of Disney's Tarzan is doing an awfully good job. The Byham's stage has been turned into a remote Congo jungle, complete with torrential rainstorms, flying cockroaches, cavorting fireflies and killer leopards.
The linear, TV-episode feel of the second narrative inhabits a different universe than the more theatrical, theatrically savvy main story
If nothing else, you certainly get your money's worth with Off the Wall Productions' premiere of Virginia Wall Gruenert's Without Ruth. It might be only 90 minutes long, but Gruenert has packed that hour-and-a-half with not one, but two different plays.
A character-driven mishmash, Five Women represents a bold choice for the troupe
Given the success of the 2011 film Bridesmaids, it's not surprising that McKeesport Little Theater would unearth the 20-year-old Five Women Wearing the Same Dress. This 1993 comedy-drama about misbehaving bridesmaids is an early work by writer Alan Ball, who went on to award-winning success in television (Six Feet Under) and cinema (American Beauty).
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Swan Lake excerpts, contemporary works highlight the weekend-long program
While Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre is one of the nation's top ballet companies, its school also has a reputation for turning out top talent. The school draws dancers from around the world to hone their skills in preparation for a professional career.
"Music is my interest and the reason that I choreograph."
I first met celebrated choreographer Mark Morris in 2002, on a tour of his state-of-the-art Brooklyn, N.Y. Dance Center with a dozen fellow dance critics. As we were being led into the main studio where Morris was rehearsing his Mark Morris Dance Group, he stopped us and sternly directed us to take our shoes off and quietly seat ourselves along one wall of the studio.
"If you happen to be a superstar, people tend not to think of you as having the same wants and desires as the rest of us."
Nora Chipaumire's Miriam is the third dance work in the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater's current season to explore the idea of public versus private identities. But Miriam approaches the subject differently than did idiosynCrazy Productions' Private Places and Kate Watson-Wallace/anonymous bodies' Mash Up Body.
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