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Archive for July, 2007

07/20/2007

Enigma Variations

    The Banyan’s current production raises questions about love, intimacy and loneliness.   By Kay Kipling   Tom Markus and Dennis Elkins in the Banyan’s Enigma Variations Photo credit: Gary Sweetman     The premise of Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt’s play Enigma Variations, now onstage in a Banyan Theater Company production, is an intriguing enough one: […]

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07/16/2007

The Lady With All the Answers

      Florida Studio Theatre turns to advice columnist Ann Landers.   By Kay Kipling   One-person shows are popular but tricky options for playwrights and theaters. Audiences are drawn to see real-life people portrayed onstage in a format that feels intimate and close-up, but too often the plot development ends up being “And […]

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07/6/2007

The Laramie Project

A production at the Backlot touches both the heart and the mind.   By Kay Kipling   The death of gay college student Matthew Shepard in 1998 in Laramie, Wyoming, triggered a nationwide examination of hate crimes and their genesis. It also led to The Laramie Project, a Tectonic Theater Project headed by Moises Kaufman […]

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