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Feb
13
2017

Odd Man Out

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Ensemble Theatre, January 24 Reviewed by John Shand 7.5/10 David Williamson has said that he is now more psychologist than playwright. If such didactic preoccupations have sometimes clouded the dramaturgy of his recent work, in Odd Man Out Williamson the psychologist and Williamson the playwright have come up with an impressive double act. While the […]

Feb
1
2017

Cabaret

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Hayes Theatre, January 31 8/10   It creeps up on you like a cancer. Perhaps the blithe, swirling decadence contributes in its way, helping make the conditions ripe, as a failing immune system does. When Herr Ludwig’s vividly red swastika armband first appears it has the shock-value of an open wound. And from there Nazism […]

Jan
23
2017

Antony and Cleopatra

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Leura Everglades Gardens, January 22 7/10 Imagine two Donald Trumps cohabiting in the White House, and you have a snapshot of one aspect of the kaleidoscopic relationship between Antony and Cleopatra. Of course Trump is a vulgar, hollow caricature of himself compared with Shakespeare’s great protagonists, but they share some less-than-endearing traits: rampant narcissism, expecting […]

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