Cast of The Cripple of Inishmaan finds humanity behind characters’ oddities 

WEST PALM BEACH — If he were a real person, Johnnypateenmike O’Dougal would never win a “Citizen of the Year” award. Guaranteed. He talks incessantly, regardless of whether anyone in the room wants to hear his babble. He’s a self-centered, rude, loud, crotchety, curmudgeon. Picture an individual walking into a...

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South Florida theater company offers a winning production of It Shoulda Been You

CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Even if everything’s calm and orderly “behind the scenes,” moments before a bride and groom walk down the aisle, you never know what drama might be unfolding among the guests. Aunt Delores might be a wreck in a happy kind of way, crying profusely as she...

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Death and Harry Houdini amazes with captivating magic

Death and Harry Houdini amazes with captivating magic

By AARON KRA– USE MIAMI — It’s not every day that famed magician and escape artist Harry Houdini flings playing cards at you, interacts with you  and even calls you up as a volunteer to participate in one of his tricks. Then again, it’s not every day that you witness...

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LBJ depicted with vivid detail in Actors’ Playhouse powerful production of ‘All the Way’

CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Imagine that a bunch of folks have hoisted you into the air with your stomach facing down. They’re engaged in a tug-of-war of sorts with you and the groups oppose each other: One group pulls you hard by the right arm, another by the left arm,...

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Palm Beach Dramaworks lives up to its motto with lively staing of cerebral ‘Arcadia’

WEST PALM BEACH — Some plays require preparation before seeing them, even for the most sophisticated theatergoers. You can’t just walk into the theater knowing nothing about the work and expect to be able to easily follow it without getting frustrated. Tom Stoppard’s Olivier-Award-winning “Arcadia” is such a work. If...

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