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In Broadway's 'Wit,' A Documentary Of Our Demise

Cynthia Nixon, best known for her glamorous role in Sex and the City, stars in a Broadway revival of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Wit. Jeff Lunden talks with Nixon — and Wit's playwright Margaret Edson — about depicting disease and pain with humor.
Sunday, March 4, 2012

Lean & Hungry Theater's The Tempest

On Sunday, March 4 WAMU 88.5 and Washington, D.C.'s only radio drama company, Lean & Hungry Theater, will present a special live-to-air broadcast of Shakespeare's "The Tempest".

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Ralph Fiennes On Taking Risks With 'Coriolanus'

Ralph Fiennes is known for being a multi-faceted character actor. On film, he's immersed himself in roles as varied as a Hungarian count to one of the most memorable screen villains, Lord Voldemort. But his latest role, as Shakespeare's Coriolanus, may be one of his most challenging, the actor says.
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Is It Ok To Leave A Show After Intermission?

Have you ever gone to a concert or a play and, for whatever reason, just didn't come back after intermission? Some people have no qualms about leaving. Others wouldn't dream of it, no matter how awful the performance.
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'Intergalactic Nemesis': From Radio To Page To Stage

Three actors, one foley artist, one keyboardist and 1,200 graphic novel images share the stage in the performance of this live-action, science-fiction graphic novel. The Intergalactic Nemesis started as a radio play, morphed into a graphic novel and is now a live performance that combines all of the above.
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D.C. Region's Longest-Running Children's Theater Turns The Snowy Day In To A Musical

Adventure Theatre in Glen Echo, Md. is presenting a world-premiere musical based on the award-winning children's book The Snowy Day.
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He Murdered His Friends, Now 'Iago' Moves On

Shakespeare's Iago is one of the great defining villains of literature. He masquerades as a friend, which disguises his schemes to manipulate, betray and destroy. Host Scott Simon talks with author David Snodin, whose new book, Iago, fills in what happened after Iago masterminded the murders of his wife, Othello and Desdemona.
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Playwright Battles For Injured Vets On Stage

The more Kate Wenner heard about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the more she felt compelled to act. Wenner was struck by the thousands of U.S. troops returning with traumatic brain injuries. To make people take notice, she wrote a stage play about troops with TBIs. NPR's Daniel Zwerdling reports.

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