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  • BMX complex is victim of lawyers dedicated to ruining a wholesome activity

    The spot is as wholesome as can be, on the banks of a burbling trout stream, amid towering trees, in a remote part of a pleasant and well-maintained township park, where the healthy outdoor activity of young people bothers no one — except those...
  • Stratford Festival: Where serious theatergoers have their fun

    Stratford Festival: Where serious theatergoers have their fun
    STRATFORD, Ontario — William Shakespeare, patron saint of the venerable Stratford Festival of Canada, is an unimpeachable source on most matters: love, leadership, the meaning of life. But when it came to the House of Tudor, his personal ethics...
  • 'Romeo and Juliet' meets Jeff Buckley in 'The Last Goodbye'

     'Romeo and Juliet' meets Jeff Buckley in 'The Last Goodbye'
    SAN DIEGO — At the end of a rehearsal last month in a room near the Old Globe, actor Brandon Gill as Benvolio presided over the death of Romeo and Juliet and sang in a keening wail, "It's a cold and it's a broken hallelujah." Those words, part...
  • The Gift announces 2014 season

    The Gift Theatre announced its 2014 season on Wednesday. Beginning with "Ten," the company's annual opener of new ten-minute plays, the season continues with three productions. "Thinner Than Water," a seriocomic work by Melissa Ross and directed by...
  • 'War Horse's' Marianne Elliott charges into new projects

    'War Horse's' Marianne Elliott charges into new projects
    LONDON — When author Michael Morpurgo was told the National Theatre wanted to adapt his book "War Horse" for the stage, to be co-directed by Marianne Elliott, he immediately went off to see Elliott's production of George Bernard Shaw's "Saint Joan."...
  • 'Doctor Who': David Bradley discusses his time as the Doctor

    'Doctor Who': David Bradley discusses his time as the Doctor
    David Bradley has had a long, distinguished career on the stage in England, but in the last few years, Hollywood has had him in its sights. He was the cantankerous watchman at Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films and has appeared in the acclaimed British...
  • Stratford Festival announces 2014 season

    The Stratford Festival of Canada announced its 2014 season Tuesday. Planned productions in the Festival Theatre venue include William Shakespeare's "King Lear," directed by Antoni Cimolino; George Gershwin's "Crazy for You," directed and choreographed...
  • 'Peter and the Starcatcher' writer Rick Elice flying high

    NEW YORK — Playwright Rick Elice calls the memorabilia-filled study in his Upper West Side apartment "the garage." It's a good term for the workshop of a self-described workaholic whose method is a combination of technical rigor, restless...
  • Shakespearean mashup has Sean Graney's light touch

    Shakespearean mashup has Sean Graney's light touch
    Most directors who set themselves the task of boiling down William Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" to a mere hour of theatrical traffic would find themselves writhing in agony at what to leave out. Not Sean Graney, who must always sleep well at night. For...
  • Paul Greenberg: Better the president shouldn't know

    The list of things this president didn't know continues to grow: He didn't know that the Internal Revenue Service had targeted conservative groups like the Tea Party for special scrutiny. He didn't know that the Justice Department was obtaining...
  • The Improvised Shakespeare Company is sharper than a serpent's tooth

    The Improvised Shakespeare Company is sharper than a serpent's tooth
    To borrow, augment and abuse a phrase from the Bard: Friends, Floridians, countrymen, lend me your ears … The Improvised Shakespeare Company is bringing its impertinent act to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts this weekend. The Chicago-...