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Jun
23
2018

ASSASSINS

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Playhouse, June 12, until July 1 8/10 Assassins may be that rarity, a musical that’s still daring, edgy and innovative 28 years on, but it was instantly obvious that Bobby Fox’s fall when his character, Charles Guiteau, is hanged, was not scripted. David Campbell (playing the lead role of John Wilkes Booth) announced an unscheduled […]

Jun
11
2018

STALKING THE BOGEYMAN

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Old Fitzroy, May 26, until June 23 7/10 When theatre bites down hard on a subject like this you, too, are caught in its teeth. The subject is child molestation – here a euphemism for child rape. David Holthouse knows about it. At the age of seven he was raped by the 17-year-old son of […]

Jun
5
2018

OBSCENE MADAME D

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107 Projects, May 23, until May 27 7/10 That each of us is wearing headphones as we enter the performance space makes a usually shared experience now oddly solitary. Synthesizer music swirls into our ears as we gaze at hanging light bulbs swathed in lacy tablecloths, fiery abstract images on giant screens and enigmatic installations […]

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