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‘The Great Gatsby’ at Rockville Little Theatre

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby is considered one on the finest books in 20 th century American literature. The production, adapted for the stage by Simon Levy, is a huge project for the Rockville Little Theatre to undertake. With a bit more spit and polish, Producer Nancy Blum and Director Deryl Davis will have […]

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‘Julius Caesar’ at The Rude Mechanicals

Julius Caesar seems to be always with us. High school Latin still features Caesar’s Commentaries. Once there was a Russian Tsar. Now there is an Ebola czar. Caesar appears on Pinterest, Tumblr, and multitudes of Internet memes. Some e-cards notes “Just a heads-up that I have no intention of stabbing you 23 times on the […]

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‘Macbeth: The Instruments of Darkness’ at The Rude Mechanicals

Macbeth, a classic Shakespearean tale of one man’s quest for Scotland’s reign and the lengths he is willing to go for it, is often performed melodramatically with flawed characters that passionately struggle with their inner demons. For many, it would be an easy choice to portray the characters as malevolent, sociopathic monsters willing to murder […]

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‘The Eccentricities of a Nightingale’ at The Rude Mechanicals

Even the most knowledgeable theatre fan would be forgiven for not being familiar with Tennessee Williams’ lesser-known play The Eccentricities of a Nightingale. Unlike other works from the legendary playwright’s canon (A Streetcar Named Desire and Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, for example) this play had a brief run on Broadway under its original […]

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