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  • State's Empty Churches Seek New Uses

    We often see houses of worship as fixtures on the landscape and in our lives. Yet more than a score of them in Connecticut's urban, suburban and rural areas are for sale or seeking new uses because although pulpits teach that God is eternal, places...
  • 'Joe Turner's' actors share August Wilson's gift of gab

    'Joe Turner's' actors share August Wilson's gift of gab
    Among the pleasures of seeing an August Wilson play, it's often said, is just listening to the people talk. As Los Angeles Times theater critic Charles McNulty has noted, Wilson stocks his scripts with "natural raconteurs" and lets them soar in...
  • A Bleak Fassbinder Film Gets a Full-blown High-Tech Live Stage Version at Yale Rep

    A Bleak Fassbinder Film Gets a Full-blown High-Tech Live Stage Version at Yale Rep
    In a Year With 13 Moons Through May 18 at the Yale Repertory Theatre, corner of Chapel and York streets, New Haven. (203) 432-1234, http://www.yalerep.org. Based on the film and screenplay by Rainer Werner Fassbinder. Adapted for the stage by Bill...
  • Two World Premieres, Musical Slated For Long Wharf Season

    World premieres by Athol Fugard and Heidi Schreck, a revival of August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning “Fences,” directed by Phylicia Rashad and the two-person musical “The Last Five Years” will highlight the...
  • 'A Streetcar Named Desire,' With Modern Sex Appeal, Plays at the Yale Rep

    'A Streetcar Named Desire,' With Modern Sex Appeal, Plays at the Yale Rep
    A Streetcar Named Desire is a play that carries so much baggage, it can be hard to grasp why it was so popular in the first place. So many revivals of this Pulitzer-winning Tennessee Williams classic are relentlessly bleak, or angry, or dark, that it's...
  • TheaterWorks Explores The Elegance Of Etiquette With 'Mrs. Mannerly'

     TheaterWorks Explores The Elegance Of Etiquette With 'Mrs. Mannerly'
    Ah, if only Mrs. Mannerly were around today — and stationed at every theater lobby in America. She would not tolerate a cell phone going off, or texting or talking, or a myriad of other audience sins that have the potential of ruining a night in...
  • Yale Repertory Theatre Presents Engaging But Unfocused 'Owners'

    Yale Repertory Theatre Presents Engaging But Unfocused 'Owners'
    The show: "Owners" at Yale Repertory Theatre in New Haven What makes it special?: Early full length play by British playwright Caryl Churchill First impressions: The political, social and gender-charged themes and daring imagination that make...
  • Could A Connecticut Theater Revive Orson Welles' 'Too Much Johnson'?

    Now that the lost 40-minute film footage Orson Welles created for his production of the William Gillette farce, "Too Much Johnson," had been found, restored, presented and praised -- could an a stage production of Welles' vision happen? Perhaps a...
  • Esau Pritchett Heads Cast In 'Fences' At Long Wharf Theatre

    Esau Pritchett¬† (Broadway’s “A Free Man of Color”) plays Troy Maxson, the commanding father in August Wilson’s “Fences” at New Haven’s Long Wharf Theatre, directed by Phylicia Rashad. ¬†Also featured in the show,...
  • Will Eno's 'The Realistic Joneses' To Broadway

    Will Eno’s "The Realistic Joneses" which had its world premiere at Yale Repertory Theatre last year is heading to Broadway in the spring, but with only one of the original four cast members from the New Haven production. Tony Award winner Tracy...
  • "Marie Antoinette," "Gentleman's Guide" Get Top Honors From Ct Critics

    "Marie Antoinette," "Gentleman's Guide" Get Top Honors From Ct Critics
    A Broadway-bound musical about a charming serial killer and a play about a misunderstood French icon received top honors from the Connecticut Critics Association, honoring the best of the 2012-13 theater season in the state Hartford Stage's production...