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Under pressure, “The Americans” try to avoid casualties

Here is the latest episode review of "The Americans" as the new season speeds onward.

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“Louder Than Bombs”: Family dysfunction mirrors a chaotic world

"If you listen carefully, the subtle sounds and nuances of family life can be louder than the more obvious thunder of bombs."

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A “Threepenny” production to take on the road

Pepperdine University's Theatre Department has just presented a short four-performance run of the classic.

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“The Brainwashing of My Dad”: Rightwing agitprop’s cult-like effects

Senko's 90-minute documentary explores the techniques of and effects rightwing media has on listeners/viewers/readers.

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“Six Characters in Search of An Author”: Performing Pirandello’s pirouettes

Sicilian playwright Luigi Pirandello's iconoclastic play is all the more impressive when one takes into account that its premiere in Rome was way back in 1921. 

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“Film” and “Notfilm": Playwright Samuel Beckett meets Buster Keaton

On the face of it, a collaboration between Beckett and Buster Keaton sounds like an unlikely alliance of artists. 

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"A Singular They”: Intersex drama explores teenage angst

Most coming of age stories don't also involve deciding what gender you want to be. That's the dilemma facing the lead character in this play.

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“The Americans”: Hostility between two world powers in new episode

We return to larger considerations and smaller links in this drama between Philip and Elizabeth, and their loving, yet emotionally torn daughter.

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New opera “Fallujah”: Heartbreaking look at war and PTSD online now

It is the first opera written about the Iraq War, and it is highly worthwhile.

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New play confronts Alaskan Native and Caucasian worlds

In this play, an angry teenager from a troubled home in Juneau is sent to live and work with his Tlingit grandparents in a remote fishing village.

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