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by The Staff January 22, 2015


  When Tom Stoppard translated a French play set in an old soldiers’ home, he applied his particular comic genius and turned it into a “hysterical romp” about three World War I vets plotting their escape ...

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The Grapes of Wrath

by The Staff May 22, 2014


  This year is the 75th anniversary of the publication of John Steinbeck’s seminal Depression novel The Grapes of Wrath. The wrenching saga of the Joad family, driven from their Oklahoma farm by the Dust Bowl ...

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My Cousin Rachel

by The Staff January 23, 2014

  Based on Daphne du Maurier’s gothic tale, adapted for the stage by Diana Morgan and being presented by the Ghent Playhouse, My Cousin Rachel is a fetching combination of mystery and love story. Like du ...

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by The Staff November 27, 2013


  Aside from the snow in the air, multiple productions of The Nutcracker on local stages and aggressive TV commercials for Black Friday, how can you tell the holidays are nigh? It’s time for the Ghent Playhouse’s ...

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Robin Hood: Fifty Shades of Green

by The Staff November 21, 2012


  The holidays are here, and Ghent Playhouse is welcoming them with its own form of seasonal revelry: a PantoLoons’ production of a (family-friendly) burlesque on Robin Hood filled with nonsense and joy. Robin and the boys ...

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The Countess

by The Staff October 11, 2012


  Playwright Gregory Murphy—who consulted on this Ghent Playhouse production, which opens tomorrow (Friday)—brings to life one of the most notorious scandals of Victorian England in The Countess. It’s the story of a bizarre love triangle involving ...

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The Madwoman of Chaillot

by The Staff May 16, 2012

The Ghent Playhouse closes this year’s season with a production of The Madwoman of Chaillot, Jean Giraudoux’s serious comedy about loving Paris and saving the world. The play concerns a plutocratic plot to exploit rich natural ...

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A Real Pisser

by John Rodat February 9, 2012


  The musical Urinetown is a curious blend of earnest social commentary and ironic self-awareness. On the one hand, it scolds (if it doesn’t quite skewer) capitalistic-monopolistic command over essential resources; on the other, it satirizes ...