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2005 Stories by Ronald Mangravite

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  • Not-So-Freaky Freak Show

    published September 8, 2005

    The Mosaic Theatre's Richard Jay Simon is one of the most talented theater directors in South Florida. He's also one of the most versatile. His... More >>

  • Waking to Your Worst Nightmare

    published August 11, 2005

    Horror meister Stephen King certainly knows a thing or two about the vicissitudes of fame. Like many a writer before him, King draws on personal... More >>

  • Murder and Madness

    published August 11, 2005

    "So fair and foul a day I have not seen" goes the famous line in Macbeth and, may it be said, so fair and foul a play can now be... More >>

  • Good Guys, Bad Guys

    published May 19, 2005

    Ever cruised the drama section of your local public library? Oftentimes you'll find collections of plays from the Forties and Fifties entombed on... More >>

  • Two Plays Running

    published May 12, 2005

    Here's a double bill you don't see every day: Alan Ayckbourn's two plays House and Garden are now in simultaneous... More >>

  • Child's Play

    published May 5, 2005

    Children's theater isn't given a lot of respect here in South Florida. First-class productions often receive very little public attention, and few... More >>

  • Bitter Lemon

    published April 28, 2005

    If you were ever in doubt about the theater's ability to provoke, check out Aunt Dan and Lemon, a creepily ambivalent play about... More >>

  • Sit-Com Macabre

    published April 21, 2005

    It's difficult to decide which moment is the most disturbing in The Loman Family Picnic, now in a masterful production at the... More >>

  • Bard Noir

    published April 14, 2005

    Any production of a Shakespeare play, no matter how flawed, can uncover unexpected layers of meaning. Take Hollywood Boulevard Theatre's... More >>

  • Tell Us Something We Didn't Know

    published April 7, 2005

    Anyone for numerology? Many cultures are keen on the study of numbers for their mystical powers. Visit certain immigrant neighborhoods in southern... More >>

  • Under the Spreading Syringa Tree

    published March 31, 2005

    This is how it all begins: Night falls, a group of people -- a family, a clan, a tribe -- gathers around a campfire. The flames crackle, the wind... More >>

  • Shooting o' the Green

    published March 3, 2005

    With Saint Patrick's Day on the horizon, the Irish are likely to briefly re-enter the public consciousness, even here in South Florida, which is... More >>

  • Breakfast of Champions

    published February 24, 2005

    To many, modern art is all about provocation. That was the case with gonzo journalist and novelist Hunter S. Thompson, whose booze- and... More >>

  • Maugham-y Dearest

    published February 17, 2005

    With plays, as with people, old does not necessarily mean stale. Such is decidedly the case with The Constant Wife, now at the... More >>

  • Good Evening, Heartache

    published February 10, 2005

    It takes no time at all to get into the swing of the M Ensemble's latest production, a revival of Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill.... More >>

  • Where's the Bang?

    published February 3, 2005

    What's going on at Florida Stage? After establishing a reputation for presenting provocative, substantial new plays, the award-winning Manalapan... More >>

  • The Head in the Oven

    published January 27, 2005

    American poet Sylvia Plath has long been a hallowed, haunted figure in American literary culture. Dead at 30 in 1963, a presumed suicide, Plath... More >>

  • That Annie Man Gets Experimental

    published January 20, 2005

    I must confess, I have never been a big fan of Broadway tunesmith Charles Strouse. Not that he needs my approval. The prolific composer has been... More >>

  • R.I.P., Mum -- Please

    published January 13, 2005

    The death of a parent, especially the mother, is usually a particularly painful passage and one for which most people, however well meaning, can... More >>

  • Everything's Coming Up Poses

    published January 6, 2005

    One of the offbeat charms of Jim Tommaney and his rough-and-tumble EDGE Theatre is trying to figure out where they're going next. Not just... More >>

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