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Review: “We Will Not Be Silent” at Gablestage

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CHRISTINE DOLEN: “Imagine this:  You are a key part of a student group advocating nonviolent resistance to a brutal government.  A true believer sees you scattering pamphlets in support of your cause, and you’re immediately arrested. Within five days, you have been interrogated, convicted and executed.”

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Review: Actors’ Playhouse Delivers a Concert and Cautionary Tale in “Hank Williams: Lost Highway”

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In 1987, singer-songwriter Hank Williams was given a posthumous Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. The honor, bestowed to a country music icon whose body of work included “I Can’t Help It (If I’m Still in Love with You),” “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry,” “Hey Good Lookin’,” “Your Cheatin’ Heart” and countless Billboard Country and Western chart toppers, was richly deserved.

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Culture, Politics, and Romance in Miami New Drama’s “The Cuban Vote”

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By Christine Dolen

“The Cuban Vote” – written by and starring Carmen Pelaez – embroils her character in a race for Miami mayor, with a distinct romantic undercurrent loosely inspired by William Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew.” Miami New Drama’s production at The Colony Theatre is directed by Loretta Greco and co-stars Kristian Bikic, Marcela Paguaga, Evelyn Perez, Jonathan Nichols-Navarro, and Andhy Mendez.

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Joseph Papp Tribute at GableStage

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By Christine Dolen

The incomparable theatrical impresario JOSEPH PAPP has been memorialized in different ways since his death in 1991 at the age of 70.  Now, three decades after his passing, Papp and his legacy have become the subjects of an almost-solo show, “Joe Papp at the Ballroom.” Debuting at GableStage through Dec. 31, the world premiere piece is the work of three adaptors:  actor Avi Hoffman, director Eleanor Reissa and playwright Susan Papp-Lippman, eldest of Papp’s children. 

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New Artistic Director Aims to Make a Splash with Her First GableStage Season

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By Christine Dolen

With an eye toward serving the company’s existing audience and attracting new theatergoers, Bari Newport has chosen her first GableStage season.
The majority of the pieces have been written or co-written by women, and nearly all will be directed by them.

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