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Monday, February 27, 2023

Fall River Fishing by Stanford Friedman

In this comically surreal reimagining of the Lizzie Borden story, the playwriting team of Zuzanna Szadkowski and Deborah Knox have more on their minds than just homicide by hatchet. They dis…

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Wednesday, February 22, 2023

A Bright New Boise by Stanford Friedman

This decidedly dark drama chronicles the lives of five emotionally damaged Idahoans who spend their days working at an art supply store and their nights pensively seeking some sort of salvat…

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Monday, February 13, 2023

Melissa Errico: A Noir Romance TWO MORE DATES!!! by Stanford Friedman

You can’t have a proper celebration of film noir music without a murder, so it is fortunate that Melissa Errico kills during her cinematic and sultry concert

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Friday, January 27, 2023

Anthony Rapp’s Without You by Stanford Friedman

A work that meditates on a heart aneurysm, cancer and the specter of AIDS, but finds joy in a son’s love and an actor’s big break.

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Thursday, January 26, 2023

The Smuggler: A Thriller in Rhyme by Stanford Friedman

Mellamphy’s assured, charismatic performance, and clear gift of gab, makes Tim an engaging and all too relatable anti-hero who finds his way to success via a series of questionably justifi…

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Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Your Own Personal Exegesis by Stanford Friedman

This risky production could have been holy hell, but director Annie Tippe and an enthusiastic cast clearly have faith in Julia May Jonas’s religious service of a script, making believers o…

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Monday, November 21, 2022

The Rat Trap by Stanford Friedman

Wedded bliss. Marital splendor. Joyful union. Matrimony hath many the happy descriptor. But, in 1918, for a budding 18-year-old playwright named Noël Coward, marriage was The Rat Trap. 

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Friday, November 18, 2022

Evanston Salt Costs Climbing by Stanford Friedman

Evanston, IL seems an unlikely spot to serve as the frozen, dark epicenter of suicidal thoughts and vanished pasts. But for Peter, a salt truck driver, and his co-worker Basil, its icy roads…

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Sunday, November 6, 2022

Good Enemy by Stanford Friedman

The work brings fresh urgency to the 1980’s aftermath of China’s Cultural Revolution, when young citizens experimented with forgoing the Communist Party in favor of the cocktail party,

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Saturday, September 24, 2022

Stranger Sings! The Parody Musical by Stanford Friedman

Eight actors and one hand puppet portray over a dozen characters in Jonathan Hogue’s pressurized fire hose of a musical. This parody of the hit Netflix series, Stranger Things, had its ini…

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Monday, August 22, 2016

Book Review "Agnes De Mille: Telling Stories in Broadway Dance" by Kara Anne Gardner by Stanford Friedman

It is a meticulously researched must-read for fans and students of dance, aspiring directors, playwrights, and weekend theatergoers alike; which is to say that de Mille's choreographic contr…

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Book Review "Then & Now: A Memoir" by Barbara Cook by Stanford Friedman

There are goodly amounts of backstage lore and music appreciation surrounding her memories of Candide, The Music Man, She Loves Me and Follies—catnip for theater buffs. Her descriptions of…

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