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T2 creates new world for classic Christmas tale

LARA JO HIGHTOWER lhightower@nwadg.com It’s 30 feet between the stage and light grid in TheatreSquared’s new West Theatre and, at first glance, the beautiful, towering set for its holiday production

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Murder-mystery dinner guests try to solve whodunit

BECCA MARTIN-BROWN bmartin@nwadg.com It’s tricky to be an actor in this “Hillbilly Who Dun It?,” on stage Nov. 23 in Siloam Springs. But it might be even trickier to explain

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No Place To Hide

‘Night Mother’ a journey through darkness and light LARA JO HIGHTOWER lhightower@nwadg.com When Marsha Norman’s play “’Night Mother” hit the stage in 1983, it quickly became a quiet sensation. Starring

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Christmas comes early to Fort Smith Little Theatre

LARA JO HIGHTOWER lhightower@nwadg.com “Oh, Christmas isn’t just a day, it’s a frame of mind,” says Kris Kringle in “Miracle on 34th Street.” When Fort Smith Little Theatre mounts the

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‘Comedy On Crack’

Fast-paced farce promises to leave APT audiences breathless BECCA MARTIN-BROWN bmartin@nwadg.com “That’s what it’s all about — doors and sardines. Getting on, getting off. Getting the sardines on. Getting the

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Puffed-Up, Hyper-Pious Hypocrite

Moliere’s ‘Tartuffe’ sounds strangely relevant LARA JO HIGHTOWER lhightower@nwadg.com When French playwright Molière wrote his comedy “Tartuffe” in 1664, it was promptly censored by the ruler of France, King Louis

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One Crime, Lots of Heart

ACO director says play is sad, funny, authentic LARA JO HIGHTOWER lhightower@nwadg.com Beth Henley’s “Crimes of the Heart” was an almost immediate smash when it debuted in 1979 at the

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Farce Takes Flight

University Theatre laughs, learns with ‘Boeing Boeing’ BECCA MARTIN-BROWN NWA Democrat-Gazette What constitutes a farce? According to Encyclopedia Brittanica, a farce is “a comic dramatic piece that uses highly improbable

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‘Game Of Groans’

Gridiron finds humor in everything, even football BECCA MARTIN-BROWN bmartin@nwadg.com Every actor worries about the reception he’ll get from his audience. But not every actor is portraying a living person

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Message In The Music

‘Side Man’ brings family issues to forefront BECCA MARTIN-BROWN bmartin@nwadg.com The New York Times calls it “a gentle reminder of bygone days, when a new play by Tennessee Williams or