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Moody mind games in 2nd Story’s Rebecca

The indoor equivalent to summertime beach reading is the stage melodrama.
Dark shadows
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  July 13, 2012
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Review: 2nd Story's thought-provoking Nuts

To better convey the look and feel of the sanity hearing portrayed, the production is being staged in the courtroom setting of the historic Bristol Statehouse. It's being directed with agility by Mark Peckham.
Crazy talk
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  June 24, 2011
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Review: 2nd Story's darkly funny Kimberly Akimbo

Ironic, isn't it, how in the theater less can be so much more? Digital derring-do may have turned Brad Pitt into an aging Benjamin Button on film, but that's lazy trickery next to what's accomplished in David Lindsay-Adaire's Kimberly Akimbo , now ons
Quickly aging here
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  October 15, 2010
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Doing the right thing

There are plenty of stories that harken back to a Golden Age, but Harper Lee's 1960 novel To Kill a Mockingbird was different.
2nd Story’s inspiring To Kill a Mockingbird
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  November 27, 2009
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A brutal world

Orpheus Descending is such an urgent work that you can see how Tennessee Williams allowed an earlier version of it to pop squalling into the world before it was fully gestated.
2nd Story’s Orpheus Descending
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 02, 2008
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To Hell in a handbasket

The epic poem The Wild Party is most famous for inspiring two musicals that appeared in the same millennial year.
The Wild Party; Confessions of a Mormon Boy; Buried Child
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  May 01, 2007


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Triple treat

After a hiatus last year, when the artistic directorship was in flux, the future of the International Women’s Playwriting Festival at Perishable Theatre was in doubt for a while.
Perishable Theatre’s Women’s Playwriting Festival
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  October 31, 2006