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The mind is the battleground in the Gamm’s 1984

"War Is Peace" and "Freedom Is Slavery" were government slogans in George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four , his dystopian fever dream.
Reality check
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  May 04, 2012
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Wilbury’s darkly humorous Exit the King

Playwright Eugene Ionesco, a progenitor of Theater of the Absurd along with Samuel Beckett and Harold Pinter, put a lot of himself into Exit the King instead of keeping his usual ironic or satiric distance.
The reign man
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  January 13, 2012
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Review: Elemental's hit-and-miss 'Go.Go Plays'

Elemental Theatre Collective's "Go.Go Plays" have been an imaginative grab bag of one-acts since 2007, and the fifth annual event is no exception.
Finding the funny
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  February 11, 2011

Review: deca*go*go

If you're enjoying Elemental Theatre's wild and whimsical deca*go*go at Perishable Theatre (through March 1), you're not likely to be reminded of Elizabethan sonnets, but think about it.
S tream of surrealism
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  January 28, 2009
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Hopes and fears

Not everyone is an inveterate theatergoer, so many of you have not seen the most celebrated play of the last decade and a half.
URI’s admirable Angels in America
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 26, 2006