<i>Fixing King John</i> at No Name Players

Fixing King John at No Name Players

A playwright updates — and improves upon — third-tier Bard.

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Romance at Kinetic Theatre Co.

David Mamet's farce is funny, mostly in that puerile sense of humor that finds giggles in every naughty word.
David Mamet is not known for his delicacy, and Romance, a farce bordering on self-parody, reaches spectacular degrees of offensiveness.

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Side Show at Stage 62

The musical story of the conjoined Hilton sisters is one worth telling
The title of the lavish opening number says it all: "Come Look at the Freaks."

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A New Death at Throughline Theatre

It's interesting watching playwright C.S. Wyatt construct a cosmology by divine law, but for a comedy it's airless and deadly.
Theater's cruelest illusion?

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Writing on the walls, throughout the ages

Hatch Arts' Walldogs ranges from Biblical times to today
Advertisements, public murals and graffiti might be a bit more public than the inner 5-year-old's urge to grab some markers and have at a vertical surface, but they are all related in Walldogs.

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PICT Classic's Woman and Scarecrow

Two hours of relentless regret and remorse is a lot to ask an audience to handle.
There's no question that Irish playwright Marina Carr can string together some amazing dialogue.

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Dance + Live Performance

Texture returns with Life, Love, & Jazz

Program includes three new contemporary-ballet works
Pittsburgh's "other" professional ballet company, Texture Contemporary Ballet, opens its fourth home season July 17-20 at the New Hazlett Theater with four performances of Life, Love, & Jazz.

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A Conversation with Bill Maher

"Two states have regular, roll-up-a-fatty-and-watch-SpongeBob marijuana, which is pretty amazing."
Unflappably irreverent comedian Bill Maher has been a force in national politics for more than 20 years, but he's not above Googling cities on his tours, even when not much is happening. "I always find out who the [congressional] representative is," says the host of HBO's Real Time during a phone interview, name-checking Rep. Mike Doyle.


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