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Maltz’s Born Yesterday Is A Progressive Take On A Classic Didactic 1940s Comedy

Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s season-opening rendition of Born Yesterday can’t pave over the script’s glaring weaknesses, but it amplifies the source material’s progressive strengths. Director Peter Flynn has mounted a handsome and drum-tight production anchored by a pair of note-perfect leads.

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Casa Valentina Explores The Men Beneath The Pearls And Lipstick At GableStage

Harvey Fierstein’s thought-provoking Casa Valentina play at GableStage explores is that sexuality as an infinitely varied stew of preferences, prejudices and other ingredients in varied measures

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Words Have Special Meaning In Guild’s Tuesdays With Morrie

Boca Raton Theatre Guild’s production of Tuesdays With Morrie has increasing resonance for Boomers caring for their parents.

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MTC’s Everybody Drinks The Same Water Lands For Middle Schoolers, Not Younger Or Older

Even though Miami Theater Center wants “children’s shows” to be enjoyed by all generations, Everyone Drinks The Same Water is likely to be most appreciated by middle schoolers. As always, the production is splendid. But its subject matter about tolerance seems a bit too sophisticated for the elementary school and too simplistic for the high schoolers and adults.

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Play Reading Series Kick Off At Plaza Theatre & Playgroup LLC

At The Plaza The Plaza Theatre in Manalapan will inaugurate Fresh Pages, a series of staged readings of new and unpublished scripts, at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 29, with the new comedy Can I Really Date a Guy Who Wears …

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MTC’s Inventive Staging Of Chekhov’s Three Sisters Is By Turns Brilliant And Bothersome

Miami Theater Center’s inaugural adult project, a fresh vision of Chekhov’s Three Sisters, is not a smoothly gelling work of art, let alone entertainment. The flaws are considerable, persistent and cannot be discounted. But they are outweighed by sustained bursts of dazzling imagination, passion, skill, craft, ingenuity and a commitment to creating a unique theatrical experience.

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After the Revolution at the Caldwell is a Tale of Family Betrayals More than Politics

After the Revolution is a smooth, polished, persuasive production — well-acted and directed — that is intellectually stimulating, but the playwright’s witty repartee undercuts the emotional anguish.

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