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Dramatist David Hare Says, Like Many Writers, He's Driven By Doubt

"My ability to see what's going on in a room or analyze what's going on inside a person comes from my own doubts about what's going on inside myself," he says. Hare's memoir is The Blue Touch Paper.
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New Play Highlights The Women Of Edgar Allan Poe's Life

An unusual play is resurrecting the women from Edgar Allan Poe’s life and work. The site-specific piece is staged in the Maryland Historical Society’s Enoch Pratt House, a Baltimore landmark few people get to visit.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Oct. 28, 2015

You can hear a variety of musical styles performed by a versatile band, or fight off zombies while trying to survive in an immersive theater experience.

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After Decades On Stage, Arthur Miller's Works Defy The Final Curtain

The great American playwright was born a century ago Saturday. An activist as much as he was a writer, Miller challenged social ills in playscripts — and set a new standard for the citizen-artist.
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O Romeo, Romeo, What The Heck Are You Saying?

Wherefore art "thou"? Why not "you" instead? The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is making an ambitious — and controversial — attempt to rewrite the Bard's plays into modern-day English.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Oct. 15, 2015

You can keep yourself entertained with live theater, dance and musical performances.

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Hasan Minhaj Of 'Daily Show' On Prom, Indian Dads And White Folks At Desi Weddings

Homecoming King is the comedian's absorbing tale about the first-generation American experience and the NBA (New Brown America).
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'Spring Awakening' Returns To Broadway — In Sign Language

The hit musical only closed six years ago, and now it's back, in a well-reviewed revival featuring hearing and deaf actors, who sing and sign during the performance.
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All For One: D.C.'s Collective Theater Scene

A growing movement in D.C. aims to bring locally written and produced plays to the stage using a non-traditional "collective theater" model. Kojo learns how this model is changing prospects for playwrights and regional theater making.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Oct. 12, 2015

You can see a play set backstage of a musical, or see an exhibit of abstract paintings.

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