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GableStage’s The Whale Is A Shattering Paean To Human Decency And Hope

Samuel D. Hunter’s The Whale at GableStage focuses on a morbidly obese man wanting to reconnect with his abandoned daughter before his imminent death. But the darkly funny and affecting play — awash in profanity, cynicism, alienation and fatalism — reveals itself to be about hope rooted in the innate decency inside scalded souls.

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McCraney’s Streamlined Hamlet Embraces The Music of the Bard

The miracle of Tarell Alvin McCraney’s streamlined Hamlet at GableStage is that even after surgically slicing two-thirds of the script, the result remains not only effective theater but pure if distilled Shakespeare. It honors the music of the Bard’s language, but places an equal premium on actors communicating a line’s meaning rather than being mindlessly captive to the poetry.

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Not Even Six Degrees of Separation In Play Reading

If you wonder just how small the theater world is, consider how Paul Paul Ben-Victor’s play This Little Jew Girl has found its way to a free reading at GableStage at 7:30 p.m. Monday with Ben-Victor, Todd Allen Durkin, Betsy Graver, and the corporation of Avi Hoffman, Laura Turnbull and Arielle Hoffman.

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Mad Cat Scholarships, Walk On in Amadeus, Showboat Docks At Stage Door, Mosaic Names Finalists, Short Plays Staged

Mad Cat Awards Scholarships Mad Cat Theatre Company has presented its first Nine Lives Scholarship Awards to Arielle Hoffman for outstanding high school senior and Emilie Paap as outstanding college senior. Each will be receive a $500 scholarship prior to …

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Laura Turnbull’s Tour de Force Highlights PB Dramaworks’ Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds

This edition of Paul Zindel’s The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds at Palm Beach Dramaworks features an overwhelming bravura performance of Laura Turnbull as an embittered, self-pitying mother wildly striking out at her daughters as displaced revenge for the blighted tragedy that chance has made of her life.

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