Noel (A Christmas Poem)

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Noel   Bristles of jade spear my fingers and hands– tiny droplets of blood stain my skin– green and red– must be Christmas time again.   Each year the same confusion and bustle…   Putting up the tree– first the hell of picking it out (god i’m cold it’s too small no that one’s too […]

200 shows in about 300 days!

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Today’s review of Treefall marks the 200th review posted by I realized that yesterday and was momentarily amazed: a site that has only been in existence for about ten months has published that many reviews…and I have written the vast majority personally. What is even more amazing: for all but the last month, I lived in Vernon […]

Expanding Coverage

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Just a quick word to let everyone know that, as of today, ChicagoOnStage is expanding its coverage into Raleigh-Durham, an area with over 95 theatres and a thriving community. Our reporter for Raligh-Durham shows is Lauren Van Hemert. She is one of two Raleigh Regional Contributing Editors for Broadway World Raleigh, and we’re happy to have […]

“An Enemy of the People” and “Smart People”: Free Speech Gone Awry

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Watching Writers Theatre’s Smart People and the Goodman’s An Enemy of the People back to back this weekend, I was struck by how much these dissimilar plays have in common. Written over 130 years apart and dealing with very different topics (Lydia Diamond’s Smart People focuses on race and Henrik Ibsen’s Enemy is about the environment and government corruption), there is […]