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  • Theater review: 'Dancing at Lughnasa' from Mad Cow Theatre

     Theater review: 'Dancing at Lughnasa' from Mad Cow Theatre
    There's a beautifully disturbing undercurrent of change in Brian Friel's "Dancing at Lughnasa."
  • 'Molly Sweeney' at the Long Wharf

    'Molly Sweeney' at the Long Wharf
    Molly Sweeney Through Oct. 16. Long Wharf Theatre, Stage II, 222 Sargeant Drive. (203) 787-4282, longwharf.org. There are none so blind," the proverb has it, "as those who will not see." This bit of hoary wisdom receives a dramatic staging in...

    Book review: 'Come to the Edge'

    Book review: 'Come to the Edge'
    The most telling moment in "Come to the Edge," Christina Haag's memoir of her love affair with John F. Kennedy Jr., comes after his death in a plane crash off Martha's Vineyard. There are two memorial services, one for dignitaries and family, the other...

    Theater review: 'The Walworth Farce' at Freud Playhouse

     
    Family lore isn’t just innocently passed down. It’s carefully scripted, regularly rehearsed and slyly refurbished when needed. Ever notice how the stories with the slipperiest facts tend to get revived most often as if in fear that their protective...

    Frank McCourt's career rose from 'Ashes'

    Frank McCourt's career rose from 'Ashes'
    "An autobiographical fact," the Irish playwright Brian Friel once remarked, "may be a lie and no less true for all of that." Frank McCourt, who died Sunday just a month shy of his 79th birthday, would have appreciated Friel's sentiment, for "Angela's...