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Review: ‘That Face’ at Baltimore Center Stage

On Saturday, I attended the inaugural production in the newest post-renovation Baltimore Center Stage (“BCS”) performance space – the descriptively-named Third Space. BCS chose a play with its own impressive pedigree of “firsts” to debut in their brand-spankin’-new 99-seat black box theater: That Face. That Face was the first play written by precocious playwright Polly […]

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‘4000 Miles’ at Centerstage

Sometimes, odd couples make the perfect pairings, such is the case in Amy Herzog’s Obie Award-winning play 4000 Miles (finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Time Magazine ‘s #1 Play or Musical of 2012), which debuted as the second half of a rotating repertory cycle at Baltimore’s CENTERSTAGE. Set 10 years After […]

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‘Belleville’ at The Studio Theatre

Life is Beautiful is more than an Academy Award-winning film title; that savored notion is a mantra generations of Americans are nurtured to hope, dream, and believe. The adventure and escape to the beautiful life – living in Belleville (“beautiful town”), an artsy and ethnically diverse neighborhood in Paris, France – is the idyllic vision […]

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Magic Time: ‘Belleville’ at The Studio Theatre

I’ve been crazy about Amy Herzog’s writing since I saw 4000 Miles last year at Studio Theatre. When I saw After the Revolution at Theater J last season, I just flipped. Herzog is, as I said then, on my short list of favorite English-speaking playwrights. I’m a full-on fan and follower. That said, I can […]

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A Tribute to Tana Hicken From Friends, Colleagues, and Admirers-Tributes to be Held on Monday, September 15th at Everyman Theatre and on Monday, September 29th at 7 PM at The Studio Theatre

______ Two Tributes are Scheduled for Tana Hicken: on Monday, September 15th at 7 PM at Everyman Theatre – 315 West Fayette Street, in Baltimore, MD 21201. AND and on Monday, September 29th at 7 PM at The Studio Theatre – 1501 14th St NW, in Washington, DC 20005.  ______ Joy Zinoman Founding Artistic Director The Studio Theatre […]

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Grant Harrison and Tana Hicken. Photo by Scott Suchman.

‘4000 Miles’ at The Studio Theatre by Rick Westekamp

Amy Herzog’s 4000 Miles at The Studio Theatre opens with an unexpected reunion between Vera, a leftist in her eighties played by Tana Hicken, and her grandson Leo (Grant Harrison), a twenty-something who came to New York from St. Paul on his bicycle. The two are estranged, not having seen each other since Vera’s husband Joe’s […]

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