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Smoke Not Fire

by Ralph Hammann July 31, 2014


  Tortured lovers in a way station on the outskirts of hell are at the center of Sam Shepard’s 70-minute propulsive one-act play. A number of patrons on opening night voiced puzzlement at what the meaning ...

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There Is No Cure

by Laura Leon March 20, 2014


  Sam Rockwell can make just about any movie that much better than it ought to be. He has the uncanny ability to be sort of handsome, sort of goofy and sort of dangerous—all at once—with ...

The Attendants

by Ann Morrow July 25, 2013


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  Sometimes all it takes is one summertime friend to change a hopeless wallflower into a confident cool guy. And that’s what happens to Duncan (Liam James), a 14-year-old so insecure he’s completely inarticulate. But what ...

Splatter Effect

by Laura Leon October 17, 2012


  I’ll be up front: In Bruges, written and directed by the Irish playwright Martin McDonagh, is, to my way of thinking, perfect. I’ve watched it umpteen times. My kids quote from it (admittedly awkward when ...

Train to Nowhere

by James Yeara June 29, 2011


Director David Cromer is a certified genius. Even without his 2010 MacArthur “genius” grant, the mark of Cromer’s genius blazed in the excellence of his Our Town, which ran for 18 ...

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A Streetcar Named Desire

by The Staff June 22, 2011


Williamstown Theatre Festival has a rich history with Tennessee Williams, having chalked up 28 productions of the master playwright’s work over the last 57 years. This year marks Williams’ 100th birthday, and Williamstown is celebrating ...

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