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Revisiting the Comic Tragicomedy of Sean O’Casey

Irish Rep reexamines a challenging classic, set during the Irish War for Independence.

Triangle Shirtwaist Burns with ‘Fire in My Mouth’ Oratorio

An infamous tragedy inspires a monument to immigrants and their American struggle.

After Mass Shootings, What’s an Arts Communicator to Do?

Every time I sat down to write this article, I thought I'd have more time.

“Fail-Safe”: Remember When Nukes Weren’t a Punch Line?

Why aren't we worrying about the bomb?

Et Tu, Orange Brute: Is Donald Trump “Julius Caesar”?

A surprising misreading of Shakespeares

Something Rotten: Irondale’s “1599 Project” and Donald Trump

The production of a play must always serve as a mirror to our own time in history.

ShakesBEER: Raise a Glass to a Pint-Sized Bard

The Bard, the bars, the booze: much ado about something.

Exit, Pursued by a Board: The Tragedy of Emma Rice

A row over lighting leaves one of London's most unique theaters with dimmed prospects.

44 Years of Family Dysfunction: “Love, Love, Love”

The Beatles insist that love is all you need. The playwright wonders if it's true.

How Video Games Show Us the Value of Unhappy Endings

Video games are full of unhappy endings. What if this were true in other art?

“The People v. O.J. Simpson” Replays a Trauma

The trial functioned as a mechanism to expose the willful blindness of American society.

Romeo and Juliet: A May-November Love Story in Purgatory

Romeo has never been this sexy or probably this old.

Aristotle Reviews AMC’s “Breaking Bad”

The author of "Poetics" answers why the TV series is so popular.

5 Questions: Tom Gualtieri On “That Play” (Psst! A Solo “Macbeth”)

If you're not having fun playing the most tragic characters in the theatre, you're doing it wrong.

5 Questions I’ve Never Been Asked: Will Le Vasseur

How do we handle vampiric personalities, especially when they exist within us?

5 Questions I’ve Never Been Asked: Robert Steven Ackerman

Ackerman, who teaches theology and is a Catholic scholar, has written Joan of Arc on commission for Gorilla Repertory Theater Company. It runs July 9 to Aug. 2.
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