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A Wiccan Macbeth

As I watched the current all-female rendering of Macbeth in Delaware Park, the thought occurred to me that this is a splendid audition for the upcoming Kavinoky Theatre production of A. R. Gurney’s The Grand Manner. Gurney’s play requires an actress to portray Katharine Cornell, one of the great classical actresses of her generation, and calls upon her to recreate Shakespeare’s death of Cleopatra.

Subversive Mother

In The Mother, Bertolt Brecht invented the first in his litany of iconic theatrical mothers. Rebecca Ward is currently playing the role in the Subversive Theater Collective production at the Manny Fried Playhouse in the Great Arrow Building. This playful rendering of a seldom-performed 1932 work makes use of live instrumentalists, theater games, and a great deal of audience participation.

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