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PARIFAM: Come Back for Act 2

PARIFAM: Come Back for Act 2

A better play is trying to emerge here, but you’ll only know that if you stick around for Act 2. In Canadian-Iranian playwright Aki Yaghoubi’s debut script Parifam, the eponymous central character is an architect who’s building Iranian museums in major cities around...
TAKE THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL

TAKE THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL

Director Ron Reed’s production of The Trip To Bountiful is consistently tender and nuanced. It’s a thing of beauty. I encourage you to see it. In Horton Foote’s script, which premiered in 1953, Mrs. Carrie Watts engineers an escape from the cramped apartment in...
A Mixed Bag of RED VELVET

A Mixed Bag of RED VELVET

Playwright Lolita Chakrabarti’s Red Velvet is primarily concerned with two things: anti-Black racism and acting styles in the nineteenth century, when the play is set. These things overlap. Ira Aldridge, the hero of Chakrabarti’s story, is a historical figure, a Black...