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Review: ‘The Tempest’ at Encore Stage & Studio

Encore Stage & Studio closed their most recent production, Shakespeare’s comedy The Tempest, this past weekend. As the self-proclaimed “Theatre for kids, by kids,” Encore works with young local talent to fulfill their mission “to build life-long appreciation for live theater by involving young people in all aspects of theater arts — onstage, backstage, in […]

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Review: ‘A Little Princess’ at Encore Stage & Studio

Growing up, one of my favorite books was Frances Hodgson Burnett’s A Little Princess, the story of an imaginative young heiress whose kindness and grace help navigate her through one of life’s difficult journeys. Adapted by Vera Morris and with Music and Lyrics by Bill Francoeur, Encore Stage & Studio present a musical version of […]

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The Horses of Taking Flight Theatre Company's 'Equus': (left to right) Will Spilman, Kate Meier, Christoff Visscher, Sam Hall, Cathy Reider and Robin Lundren. Photo by Allrand Photography.

‘Equus’ at Taking Flight Theatre Company by Audrey Thornton

Equus, Peter Shaffer’s 1973 Tony Award-winning psychological drama, inspired in part by a true story, tells the story of over-worked middle-aged psychiatrist Tel Monks (Dr. Dysart) and his young pubescent patient, Brian Maas (Alan Strang). Alan has committed an unthinkable crime and Dysart’s attempts to unravel why a lover of horses maimed and blinded six horses by […]

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