| Sep 2, 2011
| 10:49 PM
The longtime Seattle-based coffee shop B&O Espresso is loved for its classic rock music, delicious desserts, and quirky charm.
And, even though permits to demolish its building were recently approved by the City of Seattle, B&O Espresso isn't going...
| Nov 17, 2011
| 10:08 PM
The protesters of the Occupy movement might find it surprising that they have something in common with the characters of August Wilson's "Gem of the Ocean."
For "Gem" is a story of an African-American household in 1904. But the inhabitants share with...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 1:50 PM
Rhythms of Christmas, Laurel Arts' annual holiday performance, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Somerset Area High School. The show will feature 45 girls and boys dancing and a similar number of musicians playing.
Most of the dancers are students at...
| Sep 27, 2011
| 7:32 AM
"Behind the Curtain" is a blog that gives theater and arts folks an insider's look at the cultural scene in Connecticut -- and beyond. Driven by a vast number of inside sources and the knowledge that sometimes the most exciting dramas happen off stage,...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 10:56 AM
Oscar-winning actor and producer Michael Douglas will receive the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s 12th Annual Monte Cristo Award in April 16.
Douglas is an alum of the Waterford theater center and has been active on its board over the years....
| May 17, 2011
| 2:41 PM
Most of the theater noise is in Hartford this week, but those shows connect deeply with other parts of Connecticut.
Gem of the Ocean, one of the later and less-revived of the late, great August Wilson's 10-play cycle documenting African-American life...
| Jan 27, 2012
| 2:37 PM
Everyone who has ever tuned into a cable channel has heard the names Natalee Holloway and Laci Peterson. Show hosts like Nancy Grace have used their TV pulpits to chronicle the disappearance of such white, female victims night after night.
But what about...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 10:14 AM
Are we always to be haunted by our past? August Wilson raises the question in hisPulitzer Prize-winning play "The Piano Lesson."
"There ain't no ghosts in this house," insists Boy Willie, recently returned to the home shared by his uncle and sister.
| Feb 9, 2012
August Wilson's "Jitney," set in 1977, focuses on a poor urban neighborhood where "urban renewal" just means demolition and neglect. The plot revolves around a company of unlicensed cabs trying to maintain service for an African-American community ignored...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 2:05 PM
Set in the late 1950s in Chicago, Philip Dean Hayes' The Sty of the Blind Pig conjures up four distinctive and memorable African-American characters as the era of bus boycotts is just beginning in the deep South. It's a play about family and frustration...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 1:22 PM
Nyambi Nyambi, who plays wisecracking, educated waiter Samuel on CBS' "Mike & Molly," has had two defining moments for an actor onstage.
He was an understudy in "Joe Turner's Come and Gone," his favorite play, by his favorite playwright, August Wilson,...