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Chris Collins is a Boor

At the height of World War II, with Britain being bombed, Winston Churchill’s finance minister proposed that the government cut all funding to the arts in order to focus on the war effort.

The Furies of Mother Jones

In this context it seems heavily ironic that my next topic is a musical about Mother Jones, advocate for a higher quality of life for working people.

Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill

Joyce Carolyn scored a huge hit back in the 1980s with her portrayal of Billie Holiday in Lanie Robertson’s ingeniously devised play, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill. Theater of Youth originally staged the piece, creating a nightclub environment in the old Franklin Street Theatre, a space that now serves as the Buffalo Chop House. The show packed in audiences and ran and ran and ran.

Trace at Torn Space

Trace, an original performance piece at Torn Space, written and directed by Dan Shanahan, is an elegant evening of highly stylized theater. This is the third and final installment of a trilogy that included Stivale and AREA.

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