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Marley Unchained

You might think that a theatre piece called Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol would be some kind of a send-up of the Dickens classic. Or, if you’re in a humbug frame of mind, you might conclude that such a title too much implies the regularly unwrapped holiday package and you’d prefer to remain within your rooms, warming feet by the fire, sipping yourself into oblivion with thoroughly-laced hot toddies.

Indeed, my...


A Winter Night’s Rite

As you’ve no doubt heard  ‘tis the season to be jolly. And it’s a time when folks everywhere partake of sacred and secular rites. Non-religious ones include such things as going to concerts, ballets and theatre where tried and true themes and stories are re-visited, re-connectimg with the comfortably familiar. Although such performances may be presented with great artistry,skill and talent, that result comes...


Pity and Terror

UNO Theatre students capably explore the intricacies of Sophokles Elektra guided by director Dr. Douglas Paterson, putting his own special stamp on the experience. And stamping, striding, declaiming characterize his choice of how his cast performs this famed classic. A powerful, stunning set from the faculty’s Robbie Jones towers over them, as if saying that there is no escaping fate. Paterson also adds personal...


Seeing is Believing

Deafness is the place explored in Nina Raine’s increasingly cogent play Tribes presented by SNAP Productions. And, as you listen and look, you’ll become impressed by her conception and how director Michael Simpson realizes it as personified by his capable cast. 

At first, sitting in semi-darkness before the stage lights and the performers illuminate where this will arrive, film clips flash at the back of the...


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