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Birds, both creepy and comforting, dominate dreamy play

Being a lover of birds, I was attracted to the convergence-continuum production of “A Map of Virtue.” This season’s plays at the Tremont neighborhood theater have animals as its focus, and this one involves a bird. The show is a dense 70 minutes of theater. Like many of the shows at convergence-continuum, the title of [...]

Tap dancing legend tells all on Play House stage

There’s still time to catch Maurice Hines on stage at the Cleveland Play House. Along with his brother Gregory, the Hines brothers were the premier tap dancers for decades. “Tappin’ Thru Life” was written and choreographed by Maurice Hines. In it, he tells stories about his life in showbiz. He also sings nearly two dozen [...]

Beck Center premiere examines characters who create characters

The Beck Center for the Arts is presenting the area premiere of “Seminar.” This play goes inside the heads of four aspiring fiction writers who engage a mentor to help them with their careers and product. A comedy, “Seminar” is more about the characters who create the fictional characters than about their process. It is [...]

Huntington Playhouse covers all of Shakespeare in two hours

The key thing to know about “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)” is that it is a comedy. The cast promises to show all of the important parts of the 37 plays at breakneck speed. If you’re like most of the audience, you have probably read – or suffered through – two or three [...]

 

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