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Improper Bostonian: Crowning Glory-Interview with Richard III’s Faran Tahir


Actor Faran Tahir, 54, was born in Los Angeles into a distinguished artistic family and raised in Pakistan before returning to the U.S. in 1980 to study at Cal-Berkeley, and then at Harvard with the American Repertory Theater. Best known… Read More

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Edge Media: Then, as Now, It’s a Rich Man’s World : Karen MacDonald on Directing ‘Old Money’ for CSC


Karen MacDonald has been a leading light of the Boston theater scene for decades. She was a founding company member of the American Repertory Theatre — a distinction she holds along with the late, much missed Thomas Derrah… Read More

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Wicked Local: Babson’s play ‘Old Money’ looks at the character of America through wealth


There’s a quote by John Adams that resonates with Karen MacDonald these days. “We do possess one material which actually constitutes an aristocracy that governs the Nation,” wrote the second President of the United States. “That material is… Read More

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Dig Boston: Death and the Maiden Asks ‘How Do We Move On?’


“I think ultimately the play is trying to set up an environment where people can find it socially appropriate to share their own stories as a kind of therapy or exorcism. It’s a great play.”-Flora Diaz (Paulina)

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The Boston Globe: Tony Shalhoub goes from Broadway to Babson


Tony Shalhoub, who’s currently starring in the exceedingly well-reviewed Broadway musical “The Band’s Visit,” used his off night Monday to fulfill a commitment he made a while ago to do a semi-staged reading of Bertolt Brecht’s “Fear and… Read More

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The Boston Globe: For his wife, and Brecht, Tony Shalhoub will make time


“Brooke and I are happy to have the chance to work together,” says Shalhoub, “and we’ve known Steve Maler, Commonwealth Shakespeare’s founding artistic director] for a long time and like to support his work.”

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Edge Media: Director Allegra Libonati Finds Fresh Insights in ‘Romeo and Juliet’


Edge Media: “Romeo and Juliet,” to me they are both incredibly serious and intelligent characters. They are the children of these two families that people underestimate in what they’re capable of and how they feel. I was looking for… Read More

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The Boston Globe: Romeo and Juliet on the Common Aims to Enliven a Beloved Tale


The Boston Globe: “You take into consideration that everyone knows at least the ins and the outs of the story,” says director Allegra Libonati. “I think our approach is that the play holds up. The characters are really good…. Read More

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Edge Media: Father, Daughter, Plays-Part One: Will Lyman


Longtime Boston actor Will Lyman has graced area stages of decades, as well as lending his talents to the small and large screens, sometimes in the capacity of voice actor (PBS’ “Frontline” on television; “Iron Man” (2008) and “Little Children”… Read More

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Edge Media: The Play Remains the Thing, Steven Maler on ‘Our American Hamlet’


If you think the most famous actor in America in the months and years just after April 14, 1865, was John Wilkes Booth, you’re probably right. But who held that distinction in the years leading up to that… Read More

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