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Tristan Jeffers

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Fightin' words

The trouble with Greek tragedies is that they tend to be Greek to us.  
Trinity Rep’s thoroughly modern Dreams of Antigone
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  October 02, 2008
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Cry me a river

It would seem that Sophocles has been hanging around for 2500 years waiting to be improved — and the makeover artists have been numerous.  
The Dreams of Antigone; In the Continuum; Show Boat
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  October 01, 2008
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Seeing Red

Theatergoers just like to have fun. If you agree with that statement, or at least don’t sputter, you might enjoy 2nd Story Theater’s take on Charles Busch’s Red Scare on Sunset .
2nd Story’s Sunset scares up some laughs
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  February 12, 2008
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Power struggle

If the foibles and failings of presidential politics drive you crazy every election cycle, you may not be able to take the latest offering from 2nd Story Theatre.
2nd Story’s enjoyable State of the Union
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  August 21, 2007
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Power play

A play about political corruption always goes down easier with a little humor.
The timely (and timeless) Born Yesterday
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  July 31, 2007
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High-flying farce

Forced farce is worse than no farce at all, even when you need some badly.
2nd Story’s madcap Flea In Her Ear
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  February 13, 2007


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Grand royals

For all our appreciation of Shakespeare for penning vivid characters, that was really a subordinate skill of the Bard.
 An adventurous take on Macbeth
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 12, 2006
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Fleet prince

“Sweet maid” Gertrude calls Ophelia. And all these years you thought she was referring to Hamlet’s unfortunate lady love as a virgin.
Trinity Rep gives us Hamlet with rampaging energy and an incipient drinking problem
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 09, 2006