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Chops Embargo

When young Georgian Donna Thomas lost her college fund in her parents’ divorce, she had to get a job at Steak and Ale. There she met a rich customer who gave her a VCR for a birthday present. This was in the 1980s, when a VCR was a big ticket item, so she broke up with her boyfriend and went off on an around-the-world fling with the mysterious businessman. They fell madly in love. They got engaged. He had a crazy ex-wife, but that seemed surmountable. He paid for the twelve thousand do...
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A Poignant Fable, Timely Told: Lady into Fox @ The Hollywood Fringe Festival

I very rarely use the word charming to describe much of anything. This is mostly due to the fact that I am rarely charmed. For something to qualify as such, it must strike a nearly impossible balance between the familiar and the magical, the simple and the profound. Lady into Fox, a modern story-theater adaptation of David Garnett’s underrated 1922 novella with pictures, proves not only to be an undeniably char...
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The Music and The Mirror: The Woman of the Hat

There is no Broadway production that better signified the end of the “conventional” song-and-dance musical than 1975’s A Chorus Line. It marked the end of an era where big, unabashed dance numbers could occur (in a musical) without being staged with willful denia...
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Felderstein's stage adaptation of "The Owl and The Pussycat" gushes with carnal creativity

What novelty can come from a play with a 52 year run, written in the 1960s by a television writer?   Without a doubt, The Owl and the Pussycat is a play doesn’t see much love nowadays. However, this adaptation of the mature production may prompt at least a little crush.  Whether Director Todd Felderstein’s undertaking of The Owl and The Pussycat is a labor of love or a fist in the...