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Monday, March 9, 2020

“Cry It Out” at City Theatre, Pittsburgh PA by Wendy Arons

There are likely as many ways to relate to Molly Smith Metzler’s play Cry It Out as there are ways to react as a parent – and particularly as a mother – to the birth of one’s first c…

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Sunday, February 9, 2020

“Little Shop of Horrors” at the Pittsburgh Public Theater in Pittsburgh, PA, USA by Wendy Arons

There’s no way Artistic Director Marya Sea Kaminski could possibly have predicted that the impeachment trial would coincide with the Pittsburgh Public Theater run of Little Shop of Horrors…

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

“Downstairs” at City Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA by Wendy Arons

In Jungian psychology, the house symbolizes the mind, with the basement representing the deepest part of the subconciousness. As in the physical world, that psychic basement is a place cramm…

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Tuesday, December 31, 2019

“Shakespeare’s Will” at Quantum Theatre, Pittsburgh PA, USA by Wendy Arons

When William Shakespeare died in 1616, he left behind dozens of plays and hundreds of poems, but little other than a last will and testament to shed light on his personal life. That document…

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Tuesday, December 24, 2019

“School Girls; or, The African Mean Girls Play” at the Pittsburgh Public Theater, Pittsburgh PA, USA by Wendy Arons

The title of Jocelyn Bioh’s School Girls; or, The African Mean Girls Play tells you a certain amount about what to expect from this funny and surprisingly moving play. Like the Tina Fey mo…

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Monday, December 23, 2019

“Dance Nation” at Barebones Productions, Pittsburgh PA, USA by Wendy Arons

Allow me to introduce you to the fierce yet fragile preteens who populate Clare Barron’s savagely wonderful play Dance Nation. There’s Sofia (Mei Lu Barnum), that girl you knew in middle…

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“One Night in Miami…” at City Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA, USA by Wendy Arons

After he won the World Heavyweight Championship by roundly defeating Sonny Liston on February 25th, 1964, Cassius Clay celebrated his victory in private with three friends: R & B star Sa…

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Monday, December 16, 2019

Midnight Radio: “Yinzer Scrooged: A Pittsburgh Christmas Carol” at Bricolage Production Company, Pittsburgh PA, USA by Wendy Arons

Reader, if – like me – you’re a relatively recent transplant to Pittsburgh, the presence of the term “yinz” in the title of anything might immediately raise a question about your a…

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Stage review: One-woman ‘Ciara' fills stage with characters by Wendy Arons

About a third of the way into her narration of recent tumultuous events in her life, the title (and only) character in the play “Ciara” recalls the incantation her recently deceased mob-…

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