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The late American playwright Lanford Wilson – Missouri born, Ozark raised – once said that he wrote for “those decently intellectual, politically aware social realists out there.” Wilson’s plays often appeared on the lamented Studio Arena Theatre’s stage: the autobiographical “Lemon Sky” for one and two-thirds of his “Talley Trilogy;” “Talley’s Folly,” starring a blossomin…

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Leave it to the youngsters to shake things up, write their own rules, make their own way. At the beginning of its third season, and with only three productions under its belt, Second Generation Theatre has uprooted the mold wherever it can. “Into The Woods,” the company’s debut, was an astoundingly intimate production of a theatrical juggernaut, and with a dream cast over…

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In a time when same-sex marriage is legal in much of the country, it might be hard to imagine a period when the mere mention of the subject on a theatrical stage was illegal.That didn’t stop playwright Lillian Hellman from penning her gossip-fueled tale of lesbian love that was the 1934 play, “The Children’s Hour.” Eighty years after the story o…

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A year ago, The New Phoenix Theatre – Richard Lambert, Robert Waterhouse and company – “developed and performed” an adaptation of the classic story of the sea, “The Mutiny on the Bounty.” A year later, for an encore, they’re back with a retelling of another literary benchmark, Eric Maria Remarque’s relentless 1929 anti-war novel, “All Quiet on the Western Front.” These guy…

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Name a topic, a theme, an event and chances are someone has made it into a musical.Rape, incest, corruption, sleaze, war, betrayal, love stories and tales of derring-do: Someone has put the whole thing to words and music. Nazis? No problem. Jewish pogroms in Russia? Big hit on Broadway. A murderous couple in Dickensian London whose victims end up in pies; a show with full …