Blog entries tagged with sam lasman

The Gina Chronicles

by: Sam Lasman at 05/15/2013 03:45 PM

When Gina Gionfriddo’s  Rapture, Blister, Burn   opens in May 2013, three years will have passed since her  Becky Shaw   appeared on the Huntington stage. After directing  Becky Shaw ’s premiere, New York, and Huntington productions, Peter DuBois...

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Gearing Up For The Boston Theatre Marathon

by: Sam Lasman at 05/09/2013 03:59 PM

This weekend (May 11 and 12), Boston Playwrights’ Theatre presents the 15 th  annual Boston Theater Marathon and the associated Warm-Up Laps reading series.  The Warm-Up Laps, now in their fourth year, present free, public readings of new plays by...

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The Secret History of A Raisin In The Sun

by: Sam Lasman at 03/27/2013 10:40 PM

A Raisin in the Sun  achieved instant success when it premiered in 1959. However, the titanic reputation of Lorraine Hansberry's masterpiece has obscured the legacy of black playwrights who preceded her. While she was the first black woman to have...

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Happy 284th Birthday, Mr. Lessing!

by: Sam Lasman at 01/22/2013 11:07 PM

My desk is currently host to a plethora of baked goods, individually bagged and awaiting sale. While we dramaturgs generally strive to bring good will and sugary cheer to all, there is a more specific reason behind these efforts today. On this day...

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Special Upcoming Invisible Man Post-Show Conversations

by: Sam Lasman at 01/16/2013 11:08 PM

Given the depth and complexity of the themes explored in  Invisible Man   (both the novel and our currently running stage adaptation), we've invited local scholars who study Ellison, his work, and/or broader themes of African-American literature a...

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Real Life Onstage: The Cocktail Hour and More

by: Sam Lasman at 11/01/2013 02:00 PM

“This play captures a slice of life that our audience will undoubtedly recognize. We have been talking about a revival of A.R. Gurney’s American comedy of manners for a few years now, and when we learned Maria Aitken was available to direct it, th...

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A Look At Playwright A.R. Gurney

by: Sam Lasman at 11/05/2013 01:29 PM

Albert Ramsdell Gurney, Jr. was born in 1930, scion of a prosperous Buffalo family. He grew up, in his words, “surrounded by plays” — at school, on the radio, at the charity performances of his parents’ social clubs, on weekend trips to local...

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The Women of The Seagull

by: Sam Lasman at 03/04/2014 11:00 AM

Lika Mizinova Chekhov met his wife, Olga Knipper, when she played the role of Irina in the legendary Moscow Art Theatre production of The Seagull . Why he finally married her, three years before he died, has proved a mystery to biographers. The...

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The Seagull: A Portrait of Artists

by: Sam Lasman at 03/11/2014 11:30 AM

Of Chekhov’s four masterworks — The Seagull , Uncle Vanya , Three Sisters , and The Cherry Orchard — only the first depicts the lives of artists. The actress Irina, the novelist Trigorin, the playwright Konstantin, and the aspiring ingénue Nina —...

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