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  • Was it Wrong for TheaterWorks to Cast White Actors in Roles Written for Puerto Ricans?

    Was it Wrong for TheaterWorks to Cast White Actors in Roles Written for Puerto Ricans?
    The recent imbroglio over Hartford’s TheatreWorks production of The Motherfucker With the Hat had a lot of theater professionals playing against type. There was playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis — not known for being hands-on or imperious...
  • Our Picks: Summer Theater

    Our Picks: Summer Theater
    Fairfield County has got a whole bunch of theatrical shows opening this week, all at once (in addition to Opera Comique at the Sherman Playhouse which we wrote about in the stage listings). You should probably go see them all at some point, but maybe this...
  • 'Lips Together, Teeth Apart' at the Westport County Playhouse

    'Lips Together, Teeth Apart' at the Westport County Playhouse
    Lips Together Teeth Apart Through July 30 at Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court, Westport. (203) 227-4177, westportplayhouse.org. Two couples relax around the pool at an idyllic beach house in Fire Island. They lapse into showtunes and exult...
  • 7Days: 8/25 - 8/31

    7Days:  8/25 - 8/31
    Thursday, August 25 FREAKS AND GREEKS If any country is America's brethren, it's Greece. It also went from being a trailblazer in the field of democracy and the center of global culture and commerce to a humiliated deadbeat nation. (It took Greece...
  • 7 Days: What To Do in Fairfield County This Week: 10/6/11 - 10/12/11

    7 Days:  What To Do in Fairfield County This Week: 10/6/11 - 10/12/11
    Thursday October 6 GET HOLISTIC Is the U.S. healthcare system getting you down? Dr. Tashi Rabten, president of the Tibetan Medical Association, and the Institute for Holistic Heath Studies at WCSU are looking to help, with a workshop called "Tibetan...
  • Darko Tresnjak Finds A Home At Hartford Stage

    Darko Tresnjak Finds A Home At Hartford Stage
    Darko Tresnjak wanted to direct as far back as he can remember. When the newly-named artistic director of Hartford Stage was a 7-year-old boy in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, he was inspired by the opening-day ceremonies of the 1972 Olympics to organize his...
  • The theater season never ends

    The theater season never ends
    A Spring Theater preview? But doesn't the regular theater season end in May? For some of the state's half-dozen major regional theaters, that's true. Others, which follow a spring-to-winter schedule instead of the academic-year calendar preferred in...
  • Mark Lamos' 'Twelfth Night' at the Westport Country Playhouse

    Mark Lamos' 'Twelfth Night' at the Westport Country Playhouse
    Twelfth Night, or What You Will By William Shakespeare. Directed by Mark Lamos. Through Nov. 5 at the Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court, Westport. (203) 227-4177, westportplayhouse.org.   Did anyone fear that Mark Lamos would dumb down, or...
  • Free Showing of 'MacBeth' in New Haven's Edgerton Park

    Free Showing of 'MacBeth' in New Haven's Edgerton Park
    As local theater companies scramble to prepare their fall season of shows, we find this last week of summer to be an ideal time to check out a play across county lines, like Elm Shakespeare's production of MacBeth, outdoors in New Haven's Edgerton Park...
  • New Haven Fall Arts Preview: A Lively, Unpredictable Theater Season

    New Haven Fall Arts Preview: A Lively, Unpredictable Theater Season
    Let the casting debates begin! Paul Giamatti will star as Hamlet next spring at the Yale Repertory Theatre, part of a lively Rep season that includes new works by Sarah Ruhl (with the Clean House playwright devising "a play in letters" from the...
  • Westport Country Playhouse Updates the 350-Year Old 'Tartuffe' to the Present Day

    Westport Country Playhouse Updates the 350-Year Old 'Tartuffe' to the Present Day
    Tartuffe is almost 350 years old, but the Westport Country Playhouse's production updates the comedy (by Moliere) to the present day. Orgon believes Tartuffe to be a most saintly man, but Orgon's family isn't convinced. Orgon needs to see the truth before...
  • Review: Tartuffe at Westport Country Playhouse

    Review: Tartuffe at Westport Country Playhouse
    Tartuffe Directed by David Kennedy. English translation by Richard Wilbur. Through Aug. 5 at the Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court, Westport. (203) 227-4177; http://www.westportplayhouse.org   In the past two decades, there’ve been...