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ShowTown Presents ‘Race’

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 For its first production Show Town will present David Mamet’s searing and timely play, “Race.” Two attorneys, one white, one black, are considering a new client for their aggressive law firm. The potential client is a wealthy, white businessman accused of rape by a young black woman. The decision is complicated when  their new hire, also a young black woman, weighs in on the matter. Note: This play has strong language and controversial themes. 

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Face To Face With Race

Theater: ‘Race’

The title of the play is not nuanced. 
David Mamet’s “Race” which runs at TheatreWorks New Milford through March 16th and will be the premiere presentation of Lloyd Baroody’s ShowTown venture at the Seifert Theater in Salisbury on March 22 and 23, is a gritty, engaging and intense exploration of the topic.
Mamet made certain that theatre goers got the point when he stressed that the “theme is race and the lies we tell each other on the subject.”
And, so it is.

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Aglet Performs ‘A Walk In the Woods’

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Ah diplomacy. With care, caution, discipline it works. 
Sometimes. 

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‘Rip Van Winkle’ To Be performed at HVRHS

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Abigail Dodge and Joshua Shakeshaft in “Rip Van Winkle: the Musical” presented by The Housatonic Musical Theatre Society at Housatonic Valley Regional High School: Thursday, March 14 at 7:30 pm, Friday, March 15 at 7:30 pm, and Saturday, March 16 at 2 pm and at 7:30 pm.  HVRHS will be the first high school to present Rip Van Winkle: The Musical! Created by Michael Berkeley and Ray Roderick.

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Seedy, Kinky And Funny

Theater: ‘Venus In Fur ’

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When A Movie Becomes A Play

Theater: ‘Terms of Endearment’

‘I deserve this,” Shirley MacLaine said accepting the Oscar for best actress in “Terms of Endearment,”  the 1983 film written by James L. Brooks, the fellow who dreamed up “Broadcast News,” some of the Simpson TV episodes, the “Mary Tyler Moore Show” and the movie “As Good As It Gets. And MacLaine did deserve it: wry, bitter, tough, funny,  the movie’s Aurora  Greenway was a tidy balance of blind self interest and all kinds of love.

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Love, Murder And Lots Of Laughs

Theater: ‘A Gentleman’s Guide To Love And Murder’

We think Alfred Hitchcock would have been proud.  

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The Two of Us Productions presents ‘Terms of Endearment’

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The play adapted for the stage by Dan Gordon is based on the movie screen play by James L. Brooks and the novel by Larry McMurtry.  Presented by The Two Of Us Productions in collaboration with The Theater at The Grange, located at The Copake Grange on Empire Road in downtown Copake NY. Feb. 15 through Feb. 24. For reservations visit www.TheTwoOfUsProductions.org  or call 518-329-6293. 

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Broadway Divas Bring An Evening of Cabaret to Sharon Playhouse

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Sharon Playhouse Cabaret and Cocktails will present Haley Swindal, left, and Jana Robbins in a cabaret performance of  “We Just Move On,” a salute to Kander & Ebb. This evening of song and story features hits from Broadway shows that include “Cabaret,” “Chicago,”  and “Zorba,” Jan. 26, cocktails 5:30 p.m. performance 6:30 p.m. Sharon Playhouse, 49 Amenia Road, Sharon , Conn. www.sharonplayhouse.org

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Impossible Dreams Lift Spirits This Tense Season

Theater: ‘Man of La Mancha’

Let’s presume, for a moment, that Francis Daley brought “Man of La Mancha” to TheatreWorks New Milford because he had the innate sense that we all needed reassurance that at this point in time, it is mandatory “to dream the impossible dream.” If you add to that presumption that Daley actually “pitched” the idea of Dale Wasserman, Joe Darion and Mitch Leigh’s timeless musical as the final offering of the 2018 season over a year ago, then the audience owes him a special round of applause.

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