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Through our darkest times, ‘The Laramie Project’ offers healing and hope

Part elegy, part portrait of small-town America, “The Laramie Project,” playing at Nitery Theater tonight at 8 p.m. and tomorrow at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m., stitches together interviews with police officers, students, pastors and bartenders to create a detailed sketch of the rampant homophobia in our communities and the ways we bounce back from trauma.…

‘Saint Joan of the Stockyards’ gives power to the people

Corrupt business, abject poverty, and punk rock fill the stage of TAP’s entertaining and powerful production of “St. Joan of the Stockyards,” playing at Roble Studio Theater through Sunday. An all-female cast adapts German playwright Bertolt Brecht’s 1931 play about capitalism, spirituality, and the masses, productively reminding us of the ways in which power, business,…

‘To Sleep To Dream’ challenges our knowledge of conventional films

EarFilms finished its American tour this past weekend, performing its unique and immersive piece “To Sleep To Dream” at Stanford’s Bing Concert Hall. The production consisted of a “sonic film,” an auditory story communicated to a blindfolded audience who are prompted to imagine the action they hear. Television sets, futuristic machines and raindrops on rooftops…