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Hidden in Plain Sight

 

‘Nebraska Rising’

 

Fitting ‘Homage’

 

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To Kill a Mockingbird Lives

 

Must Be the Place

 

Summer Hothouse

 

Femininity In Many Forms

 

Calling Bullsh*t

 
Morrie

Two Examined Lives Worth Living

At this fractured and perilous time in our history, it may be significant to ponder messages Mitch Albom inserted into his autobiographical book Tuesdays with Morrie. Albom wanted to convey that media are preoccupied with death, hatred and violence; he sought to emphasize the importance of devising cultures of our own to transcend the dominance of popular ones. He tried to prompt us to cherish acceptance,...


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Power and Play in the Park

Two women who know their own minds and want their own ways are at the centers of back-to-back alignments of the plays presented this summer by Nebraska Shakespeare in Elmwood Park.  Each woman confronts an ambitious man who yearns to prosper and gain power in time and place.

The comic point of view dominates The Taming of the Shrew. Darkness and death inhabit the land of Macbeth.   

Amy Lane and Vincent...


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Droid Dreams

Now considered a cornerstone of science-fiction writing, Philip K. Dick’s 1968 dystopian book Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? presented a not-so-distant post-apocalyptic world inhabited by people, humanoid robots and very few animals. Later adapted into the film Blade Runner, Dick’s novel on the nature of empathy was transformed into a haunting, futuristic noir detective thriller.

As both book and movie...


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Love Above and Below the Surface.

A stage version of the 1989 Disney movie musical The Little Mermaid swims into view at The Rose Theater. With a 23-member cast and a promise of many production numbers, this could display how and why the show flourished on Broadway for 19 months and got considerable acclaim, especially for its Tony-nominated songs.

The spin-off from the animated version of a Hans Christian Anderson tale plumbs a story about a...


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