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19
Feb

A Masterful Performance Breathes New Life into Othello

By Patrick Hurley

One could call it an exercise in theatrical scaling-down, as if the piece were literally and figuratively constricting itself and its characters as it moves along, tightening its grip until at last, nearly out of breath, it culminates in a final claustrophobic moment. Shakespeare’s Othello, playing now at A Noise Within, is yet another example of the bard’s brilliance for metaphor and symbolism and is one of his more accessible tragedies.

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15
Oct

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern is Dead on!

By Patrick Hurley

Free will and the sheer randomness of the universe as two men wander a theatrical wilderness in desperate search for understanding makes Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, playing now at A Noise Within, a thought-provoking modern masterpiece that is as deeply profound as it is hilarious. Read more »

7
May

Noises Off! Get’s its Funny On!

By Patrick Hurley

Michael Frayn’s comedy Noises Off! Now playing at A Noise Within, is widely considered one of the funniest plays of all time. Read more »

16
Mar

A Visually Striking Threepenny Opera

By Patrick Hurley

 

Bertolt Brecht’s sweeping critique of capitalism, The Threepenny Opera gets a beautiful staging at A Noise Within. Based on John Gay’s The Beggar’s Opera, and boasting music from composer Kurt Weill, the play explores a socialist criticism of capitalist ideals, morality, and corruption in a way only Epic Theater, or more specifically, Bertolt Brecht can. Read more »

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