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AATP’s ‘Stanford Monologues: Beyond the Bubble’ tries to fight against Stanford Duck Syndrome

“Stanford Monologues: Behind the Bubble,” which played last week at the Elliot Programming Center, features nine actors reading compelling stories by real Stanford students — about issues such as race, gender, sexuality, religion and disability — compiled by playwright Joseph Lee ’17 into a piece of theater that tries to make us understand the diverse perspectives of Stanford students.

Stanford Repertory Theater’s “Words to End All Wars” seeks to remember atrocities of World War One

“In a thousand years, this war will be utterly forgotten,” says actor Thomas Freeland about World War One in “Words to End All Wars.” Last weekend at Pigott Theater, Stanford Repertory Theatre premiered a staged reading of the beautiful and haunting new work “Words to End All Wars,” compiled and directed by Rush Rehm, as an effort to make sure the atrocities of World War One are not forgotten.

Stanford Theater Laboratory presents a poignant production of Pulitzer-Prize winning play ‘Proof’

“There’s a fear that creativity peaks at age 23,” says Hal (Patrick James Lawhon) to Catherine (Jessica Waldman), the 25-year-old daughter of the now-deceased, famed mathematician, Robert (Matthew Libby), who made his greatest discoveries in his early 20s. Catherine deals with living in the shadow of her father’s success and grapples with his death, the world…

Julia Starr’s new play “The Long Way Around” shines in intimate, immersive production

The play is a bold and original new work with well-crafted characters and poetic, evocative language, which particularly shines during Addie’s soliloquies. Starr fluidly tackles the potential challenges of combining so many dissonant characters and storylines by grounding them around the relationship between Addie and Luce, whose scenes adeptly portray the fragility of human contact and the tenuousness of relationships. Carefully crafted moments of connection between Addie and Luce combined with humorous one-liners allow Starr to tackle weighty and complex themes with buoyancy.