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Bulldog Ensemble Theater Scores Another Hit with Lauren Yee’s Black Comedy In a Word

Riddles — the concept is as old as Western thought itself. Indeed, the ancient story of Oedipus Rex and the riddle of the sphynx suggests that the ability to solve a riddle might possibly be our salvation. And then the next “chapter” of that story proceeds to prove decisively that it cannot. Lauren Yee’s In… Read More ›

In the virtual reality of The Nether, Iris (Marleigh Purgar-McDonald) teaches a new game to Woodnut (Lazarus Simmons) (photo Alan Dehmer)

Manbites Dog’s Provocative Presentation of The Nether Is Extremely Well Acted and Well Designed

Manbites Dog Theater’s presentation of The Nether is a dark vision of the future, our near, rapidly approaching future. It is a future in which the Internet has split into various realms where most of us spend our daily lives. At school and work and even at play, most living is done through the new… Read More ›

Annie the American (played by Faye Goodwin) is fed by her "not quite Auntie Yaroslava," a.k.a. Baba Yaga (played by Carly Prentis Jones) (photo by Alan Dehmer)

The Actors in Manbites Dog Theater’s Rejuvenated “Fairytale” Are All Female — and All Remarkable

Fairytales are never sweet. Think of the cannibalism in Hansel and Gretel, the bullying in Cinderella, snf the child abuse that Snow White endures. Fairytales show children the line between fantasy and reality, but they also serve as entertainment for those adults who now have the age and wisdom to see the supernatural elements and… Read More ›

The cast for "Crooked" includes (from left) Amber Wood, Ana Radulescu, and Leigha Vilen (photo by Common Ground Theatre)

In “Crooked,” a 14 Year Old with a Twisted Back Embarks on a Hilarious Spiritual and Sexual Journey

Skydive Productions and Common Ground Theatre, in conjunction with the Ladies of Triangle Theatre, will present Crooked on Nov. 13-15 as part of Common Ground Theatre’s “Small Series.” Athens, GA-born Hays, KS playwright Catherine Trieschmann’s 2008 Off-Broadway dramatic comedy will be directed and designed by Jules Odendahl-James and Amanda Hahn, with design assistance from Sonya… Read More ›