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It’s Linguistics and Love in Julia Cho’s “Language Archive;” Intime Production Shows That Words Just Can’t Bridge the Gaps

The central dilemma and reigning irony of Julia Cho’s The Language Archive, is that George, a linguist, scholar and preserver of dead and dying languages, can’t come up with the…

It’s Life and Death, Baseball, Football, and Family in “Fences”: McCarter Revives Intense August Wilson Drama at Berlind

James Earl Jones was the star of the original production of Fences, at Yale Repertory Theatre in 1985 and on Broadway in 1987, where it won both the Pulitzer Prize…

War Profiteering, Moral Angst and Family Strife at Intime In “All My Sons” (1947), Arthur Miller’s First Successful Play

In the manner of Aeschylus, Sophocles’ Oedipus and the great tragedies of Henrik Ibsen, Arthur Miller’s All My Sons (1947) is a drama of retrospective analysis. Written and set in…

Bucks County Playhouse Exhibit at Michener Details 75 Years of Productions and Stars

The Grace Kelly exhibit that opened in Doylestown, Pa. this week isn’t the only attraction drawing crowds to the Michener Art Museum. In a cozier space connected to the lavish…

“The White Snake” Brings Classic Chinese Fable to McCarter Stage, And Maybe You Too Can Be Loved for the Snake You Really Are!

Transformations are a recurrent theme in Mary Zimmerman’s distinguished career as playwright and director. As a writer, she brilliantly adapts stories, myths, and fables for the stage: her Odyssey at…

There’s a World of Wackiness With a Dash of the Grotesque In “Fuddy Meers,” Absurdist Family Comedy at Theatre Intime

Imagine waking up every morning with no memory of your past, your identity, or your current life. Each day is a new start and a struggle to discover who you…

Detective Story, Relationship Play, Mathematician’s Delight; 2001 Pulitzer Prize Winner “Proof” Opens McCarter Season

How do you make a play about mathematicians and a mathematical proof comprehensible and interesting to a general audience? Ask David Auburn the playwright and Emily Mann the director of…

Time Stands Still” Explores Marriage, Photography, Morality — Wrapping Up Stellar Season at Princeton Summer Theater

In the midst of an increasingly heated argument over the question of the individual’s responsibility to reject the comfortable life and to try to make a difference for those who…

Intense Murder Mystery, Stirring Romance, and Madcap Farce: Four Actors Take on 130 Roles in “The 39 Steps” at Summer Theater

In the opening moments of Princeton Summer Theater’s ceaselessly entertaining The 39 Steps, Richard Hannay, the dashing hero, sits alone in his London apartment. It’s 1935, between the Wars. He…

Southern Gothic Meets Chekhov With an Ample Dose of Warm Humor In Beth Henley’s “Crimes of the Heart” at Princeton Summer Theater

“But, Babe, you’ve just got to talk to someone about all this,” Meg urges her younger sister in Princeton Summer Theater’s (PST) production of Beth Henley’s Crimes of the Heart…

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