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Review: ‘Well’ at 1st Stage

“Social ills” is a term often used to name a problem without caring about the people affected by it—as in the phrase “racism and other social ills.”  It’s a way of keeping one’s distance by making the problem somebody else’s. It’s like the way one can hear said of someone chronically and inscrutably sick, “They […]

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‘Fun Home’ Receives 12 Tony Nominations

The glittering prizes keep coming for Fun Home, a mainstream musical about a young lesbian and her closeted gay father. Fun Home received 12, that’s right 12, Tony nominations, for Best Musical, Best Director (Sam Gold), Best Leading Actor (Michael Cerveris), Best Leading Actress (Beth Malone), Best Featured Actress (Judy Kuhn, Sydney Lucas, and Emily Skeggs), […]

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- (l to r) Cynthia (Kyla Janise), Lisa Kron (Alexandra Linn), and Little Oscar (Sean Naar). Photo courtesy of Strand Theater Company.

‘Well’ at Strand Theater Company by Amanda Gunther

Some people get sick and some people get better once they get sick. And then there are some people that are always sick and never get better. Strand Theater Company presents critically acclaimed playwright Lisa Kron’s Well, a meta-theatrical experience in discovering the difference between the two. The playwright is the leading character who is attempting, […]

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