Tag Archives | Joe Cronin


Report on: ‘Suddenly Last Summmer’ and ‘Justice Disordered’ Readings at Rainbow Theatre Project

One of Tennessee Williams’ bleaker, darker plays,– the one-act dramatic cry of despair, Suddenly Last Summer (which was expanded beyond its more compressed scope in the famous Elizabeth Taylor film of the same name), played to a full-house as the latest offering from the highly experimental and exciting LGBTQ-focused Rainbow Theatre Project.  As produced on […]

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‘Twelve Angry Men’ at The American Century Theater

In this famous, thrilling court-room drama, 12 jurors deliberate over the fate of an alleged murderer. The case seems clear-cut. They open the play with a vote, to see where everybody stands and the result is 11-1 in favor of a guilty verdict. One man, known only as Juror 8, must convince the rest to […]

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The American Century Theater Ends Its 20th and Final Season With the Play That Started it All: ‘Twelve Angry Men’ July 17-August 8, 2015 by Emily Morrison

The American Century Theater ends its twentieth and final season with the first play it produced in Arlington, VA:Reginald Rose’s Twelve Angry Men, directed by TACT Artistic Director and Co-Founder, Jack Marshall. Now recognized as the iconic jury drama, Twelve Angry Men originated as a live teleplay in 1954, and was made into an Oscar-nominated […]

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Joe Cronin (Orrin Kinnicott), Caitlyn Conley (Slade Kinnicott), and Jon Townson (Leander Nolan). Photo by Johannes Markus.

‘Biography’ at The American Century Theater by Max Johnson

The American Century Theater (TACT) touts a mission statement dedicated to the production of “great, important, and worthy American plays of the twentieth century.” In their production of SN Behrman’s Biography, TACT went above and beyond their given goal, revitalizing a somehow forgotten gem of American drama into a thoroughly enthralling and precisely performed dissection […]

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American Century Theater Presents a Free Staged Reading of ‘Abe Lincoln in Illinois’ Thursday-Saturday

The American Century Theater will present free staged readings of the 1938 play, Abe Lincoln in Illinois, by Robert E. Sherwood, as part of its Rescues series.  Directed by Ellen Dempsey. With Bil Aitken, Ric Andersen, Terrence Bennett, Jenna Berk, Sean Coe, Brian Crane, Joe Cronin, David Elias, Louis George, Brendan Haley, Sheri Herren, Carolyn Meyers, Richie […]

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‘The Show-Off’ at The American Century Theater by David Friscic

The American Century Theater’s (TACT) vital and esteemed tradition of producing classic American plays of the 20th Century continues with playwright George Kelly’s venerable chestnut The Show-Off. Under the leadership and Artistic Direction of Jack Marshall, TACT has a very commendable reputation for meticulous recreation of American period pieces. The somewhat convoluted plot mainly revolves […]

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