• Darkside at the Garage Theatre, Photo by FreshFrameFoto.com

    Darkside: A Powerful Meditation on the Search for Goodness

    [vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]By Greggory Moore, Curtain Call Columnist Emily has a problem. She's at university studying a bit of philosophy, and she's increasingly troubled by her investigations into the status of the Good, particularly as highlighted in thought experiments proffered by Professor Baggott. Is it Good, for examp

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  • Bright Star Musical Theatre

    Bright Star Fails to Shine Musically

    [vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]By Greggory Moore, Curtain Call Columnist One of the hardest things in the world, they say, is to write a good hook. See enough musicals and you come to feel just how true that may be. For every Sweeney Todd or Grease, there are a hundred without even a single song that sticks. That’s Bright St

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  • A Splintered Soul Doesn’t Come Together

    A Splintered Soul Doesn’t Come Together

    [vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]By Greggory Moore, Curtain Call Columnist Seventy-three years after the liberation of the last concentration camp, the Holocaust continues to be a world historical presence, a phenomenon reflected in the continual parade of works based the 20

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  • Curtain Call: Lots of Questions, No Satisfying Answers

    [vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]By Greggory Moore, Curtain Call Columnist Four years ago, 13-year-old Jessie disappeared. Whether she was kidnapped or ran away, she’s now a member of the 5th House Center for the Awakening Mind, an apparent cult. Kate (Renee O’Connor) has hired Stine (

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  • Cal Rep - The Ghosts of Lote Bravo

    “The Ghosts of Lote Bravo” Haunted by Lack of Substance

    [vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]Since the early 1990s, the borderlands south of El Paso have played host to an ongoing murder mystery. There, in and around Ciudad Juárez, hundreds of female corpses have been dumped, many showing signs for torture and mutilation. Thousands more women and girls have dis

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  • SCR’s Sense and Sensibility

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    Not All a Jane Austen Adaptation Can Be

    By Greggory Moore, Curtain Call Columnist As clever as Jane Austen’s work can be, its depth is more or less limited to one subject: the hearts of women beating within and against the horribly sexist corset of 18th-century English society. That sa

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  • The Twentieth-Century Way

    [vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_custom_heading text=" A Compelling Exploration of Historical and Ethical Truths" font_container="tag:h2|font_size:14|text_align:left|color:rgba(17%2C17%2C17%2C0.45)"][vc_column_text]

    By Greggory Moore, Curtain Call columnist

    In 1914,

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  • Good Intentions Don’t Make for a Good All-American Genderf*ck Cabaret

    Good Intentions Don’t Make for a Good All-American Genderf*ck Cabaret

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    By Greggory Moore, Curtain Call columnist

    One of the most compelling—and for many, troubling—sociological topics of our time is gender identity. While half of Americans are still wrestling with the idea that maybe homosexuals deserve the same rights and protections as heterosexuals (get

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  • SBTS Shakespeare Merry Wives of Windsor

    Merry Wives in the Park Works Despite Not Being One of the Bard’s Best

    [vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]Granted, The Merry Wives of Windsor is universally regarded as one of the Bard’s weakest works. Shakespeare by the Sea certainly know that, but they’re putting it on anyway. When you

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  • The Foreigner, Photo by: Mickey Elliot)

    The Foreigner Finds Solid Footing on Familiar Ground

    [vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]“How does one go about acquiring a personality,” Charlie (David Lawrence) wonders. His dying wife finds him “shatteringly, profoundly boring,” which he regards as reason enough to forgive how she’s flaunted her 23 extramarital affairs. Now she’s ordered hi

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