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The same traditions that connect us to our past can limit us in the present. In rural Afghanistan, wealthy men still practice the ancient custom of bacha baz, where men purchase poor boys from their … more
Review by Elyse Trevers Even reviewers are influenced by reviews. So upon hearing about some of the reactions to the recent British import of George Orwell’s “1984,” I must admit that I … more
Some of my favorite theater moments have been when things went wrong onstage, but the actors never skipped a beat. There was the picture that fell off the wall and the actor who noted, … more
We complain about politicians, government corruption and collusion and applaud when the offenders are caught and penalized. The Red Bull Theater’s production of The … more
At the Bogata Events Center, in Atlantic City, on the last stop of the Transmogrify Tour 2017, master guitarist Carlos Santana reminded the sold-out audience, … more
The door closing was a “shot heard round the world.” Audiences were shocked as Nora Helmer leaves her husband and children in Ibsen’s classic, A Doll’s House … more
Billy Joel? Rolling Stones? Metallica? It felt like a typical rock concert with the audience up on its feet cheering wildly. The only thing missing was cigarette lighters and cell-phone lights waving … more
How do you translate sugary sweetness from screen to the Broadway stage? Sometimes you just can’t. Such is the case with the movie Amelie, the 2001 French romantic comedy starring the winsome … more
Review by Elyse Trevers After watching the spirited musical version of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, I began to wonder if author Roald Dahl actually liked children. As … more
Two Off-Broadway plays, set nearly 300 years apart, examine the strong impact that religion has had on world events. In 75 minutes, “Church and State” tackles the thorny issues of religion and … more
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