Curtain Call: Actors ignite the stage at Thrown Stone

There have been fiery performances before, but none as scorching hot as the ones in Jacqueline Goldfinger’s “The Arsonists” delivered by Emma Factor as “M” and Nick Plakias as “H.” This father-daughter business as arsonists-for-hire is normally as easy as lighting a match to gasoline. However, a problem arises when H gets caught in one …

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Curtain Call: C’est magnifique ‘The Flea in Her Ear’ at Westport’s Playhouse

By now, most theatergoers expect the pre-curtain speech reminding everyone to look for the exits and to turn off their cell phones. It’s far more entertaining to hear it spoken in seductive French. It immediately gets the audience laughing and ready for a good time. Considering that the diagonal black curtain spells out “PARIS” in …

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Curtain Call: An Irish love story opens Bethlehem’s season

A crescent moon and a single star were shining in the cloudless sky over Bethlehem’s Abbey of Regina Laudis where the Clay & Wattles Theatre Company opened its summer season. You couldn’t ask for a better background for Outside Mullingar by John Patrick Shanley. A good Irish love story beautifully presented by a talented cast reinforces …

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