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Optimist's "Comedy of Errors" makes several errors of its own

Published July 2, 2019

There are three distinct productions of "The Comedy of Errors" appearing through July 13 as part of Optimist Theatre's Shakespeare in the Park performances. Individually they are incomplete; together they are incomprehensible.

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APT's "Measure for Measure" tells a strikingly modern twist on the Bard

Published Aug. 21, 2018

In her director's notes, Risa Brainin writes that the last time she directed "Measure for Measure," it felt painfully relevant. That was 11 years ago - and in her latest iteration, onstage at APT through Oct. 6, she draws the modern comparisons are even more sharply.

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Nothing comes from nothing in Optimist's "King Lear"

Published July 8, 2018

The sloppily produced show - which runs through July 21 at the Peck Pavilion outside the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts - proved that sometimes even free theater isn't worth the price.

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"Richard III" gets fascinating treatment from young theater company

Published Feb. 9, 2017

"Now is the winter of our discontent." It's Richard, Duke of Gloucester, who utters the phrase, proving just how discontented he is in "Richard III," the classic play being given a unique and interesting treatment by Voices Found Rep, at the Underground Collaborative.

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