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Penny Dreadful Players presents “Tis the Season: A New Holiday Show”

Members of the Penny Dreadful Players ensemble rehearse in preparation for their holiday production,
December 9, 2014

The Penny Dreadful Players (PDP) will present a new twist on holiday favorites in their newest play, “Tis the Season: A New Holiday Show,” on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Channing Murray Foundation. The...

From sadism to social commentary: “Venus in Fur” has it all

Laura Anne Welle and Thom Miller star in “Venus in Fur,” a play running from today to Nov. 15 at the Station Theatre. 
October 30, 2014

Leopold von Sacher-Masoch wrote the book on masochism.  The novel, “Venus in Furs,” was adapted into a stage production by David Ives in 2010. The Power Play follows a successful playwright and...

Box Office Report: ‘Fury’

Box Office Report: ‘Fury’
October 23, 2014

Quite possibly vying to be the biggest surprise of Oscar season, “Fury” is a driven movie capable of evoking strong emotions in any viewer.  At first glance it might seem to be another rudimentary...

‘Polaroid Stories’ mixes mythology with reality

University students in FAA rehearse
October 2, 2014

What happens when mythmaking collides with reality? That is the ultimate question in “Polaroid Stories,” a play with poetry, profanity and prostitutes that journeys into the lives of street youth on...

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