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Dream deferred? TAPS + BLACKstage’s “A Raisin in the Sun” is a dream fulfilled

When “A Raisin in the Sun” received an instant standing ovation on opening night, a sense of solidarity reverberated through the audience. A few tears sprinkled the ground, many jaws were agape and most found themselves at a loss for words. An unspoken understanding that something very, very special happened pervaded the space. After the…

Theater review: “The Mammaries of Tiresias” shatters our patriarchal society

Womanhood, and every begrudging complication that comes with it, has never been portrayed in a more over-the-top, piercing, and unusual way than in “The Mammaries of Tiresias,” Women* in Theater’s latest production. The show is a truly unique experience, touching upon every corner of performance art. From dance to song to straight acting, each scene,…

Theater review: ‘Twelve Angry Men’ marred by lack of subtlety

Reginald Rose’s “Twelve Angry Men” is many things. It’s a scathing critique of the nation’s judicial system, it’s a gut-wrenching investigation of prejudice (racial and otherwise) and it’s a nuanced portrait of toxic masculinity – of this rough-and-tumble-brawn-before-brains American life. Riveting as it is timeless, it’s a show that’s been staged time and time again,…