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Off-Broadway Review: “As You Like It” Pleases the Palate at Classic Stage Company

William Shakespeare’s romantic “Christian” comedy “As You Like It,” currently running at Classic Stage Company, is on the surface a play that has offered appreciative audiences over the centuries more than a sufficient supply of gender-bending antics, mistaken identity, banishment from court, trysts in forests, and unlikely pairs “tying the knot” at play’s end. It’s comedic flair, roster of songs,…

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Off-Broadway Review: “The Liar” at Classic Stage Company

January 29, 2017 | Off-Broadway > | Tags:

Adapted from the play “Le Menteur” by Pierre Corneille, David Ives’s “The Liar” currently running at Classic Stage Company is a superb farce replete with delightful stereotyped characters caught up in hilarious exaggerated situations. “The Liar” lands on stage at the perfect time and reminds theatre goers of the enduring importance of vaudeville in times of political upheaval. After a…

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News: Jason Sudeikis Will Star in Classic Stage Company’s “Dead Poets Society”

September 15, 2016 | Off-Broadway > | Tags:

Classic Stage Company (Artistic Director John Doyle and Managing Director Jeff Griffin) announced that Jason Sudeikis will star as John Keating in the world premiere of Dead Poets Society, a new play based on the beloved 1989 film.  Written by Academy Award winner Tom Schulman, adapted from his screenplay, and directed by John Doyle, Dead Poets Society is set at a…

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Off-Broadway Review: “Nathan the Wise” at Classic Stage Company

April 13, 2016 | Off-Broadway > | Tags:

The Jerusalem of 1192 in Gotthold Ephraim Lessing’s “Nathan the Wise,” currently running at Classic Stage Company, is not unlike the Jerusalem of the present: still a divided city with the three major world religions vying for supremacy and claiming with pride a unique claim on being the “sole purveyors of divine revelation.” The Templar (Stark Sands) admonishes Nathan (F….

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“Hamlet” at Classic Stage Company (Closed Sunday May 10, 2015)

April 15, 2015 | Off-Broadway > | Tags:

Classic Stage Company’s “Hamlet” might just be the definitive “Hamlet” for the twenty-first century. Staged with shimmering creativity, the iconic Shakespearian tragedy bristles with a contemporary edge firmly rooted in tradition. The castle in Elsinore here is a swanky mansion with a designer dining table, bar, and contemporary seating areas. The platform, the room of state, Polonius’s house, the churchyard,…

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“Romeo and Juliet” at Classic Stage Company (through November 10, 2013)

October 28, 2013 | Off-Broadway > | Tags:

Anyone attempting to assist students (high school or college) grapple with the multi-layered meanings in William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” ought to be banging down the door of Classic Stage Company’s box office to schedule a performance for their classes before this scintillating and often disturbing production of the Bard’s classic closes on Sunday November 10, 2013. The rest of…

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