SpeakEasy Stage Company

Visual Arts Commentary: In a Room with Rothko

November 10, 2013
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The Arts Fuse is pleased to announce that “In a Room With Rothko,” by Anthony Wallace, posted last year, was awarded a Pushcart Prize Special Mention in the Pushcart Prize XXXVIII Best of the Small Presses (Norton & Co, 2013).

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Fuse Theater Review: Kurt Vonnegut Redux? Not in “Make Up Your Mind”

November 6, 2013
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Unfortunately, there are only flickers of Kurt Vonnegut’s dark and playful genius in “Make Up Your Mind.”

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Theater Review: Learning the Language of “Tribes”

September 19, 2013
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Dramatist Nina Raine probes the complex nature of tribal affinities, delicately examining how precariously communication depends on whether people listen to one another carefully, or not.

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Theater Review: The Music and Dance of “In the Heights” — Pure Energy

May 28, 2013
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Like the great immigrant musicals, “In the Heights” touches on the tension between old and new cultures and generations, finding home, families and their expectations.

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Theater Review: “Clybourne Park” — Chafing at the Raw Wound of Racism

March 8, 2013
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In Bruce Norris’ Pulitzer prize-winning play “Clybourne Park,” resentment and racism chafe at the thin veneer of polite pleasantries.

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Theater Review: Another View of “Other Desert Cities”

January 25, 2013
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Life can be found under any stone, in any crack in the sidewalk. But I admit I yearn for being taken on a grander voyage, higher, deeper than any sitcom can take me.

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Fuse Theater Review: “Other Desert Cities” — Bridging the Great Cultural Divide?

January 19, 2013
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For all of its earnest interest in healing some of the great divides in American life, Other Desert Cities ends up slighting the desert spaces that lie between us.

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Theater Review: A Top-Notch Staging of “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson”

October 25, 2012
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Despite the material’s limitations, the stellar SpeakEasy Stage cast and designers nail “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson”‘s irreverent, over-the-top vibe, serving up plenty of humor and high amplitude entertainment.

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Theater Review: Two Plays About Desperate People, Members of the 47%

September 29, 2012
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The questions at stake are good ones and not asked very often in contemporary plays: why do some win and others lose in America? And what are the responsibilities of the haves and the have-nots?

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Theater Review: “Xanadu” — Let the Campy Times Roll

May 21, 2012
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The SpeakEasy Stage Company’s Xanadu is a joyful, fun piece of light summer entertainment, beautifully executed by the cast and crew, that celebrates sublime schlock in surprisingly hilarious and creative ways.

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