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Archives for: 2008, week 22

ATW News Digest: Edward Albee's 'Occupant' opens - read the reviews

'Occupant' - On Becoming an Artist (AmericanTheaterWeb) Resurrecting an Artist’s Greatest Creation: Herself (New York Times) Mercedes Ruehl performs with unimpeachable conviction in Edward Albee’s touchingly modest tribute to the sculptor Louise Nevel… more »

ATW Review: 'Occupant' - On Becoming an Artist

From start to finish, it's impossible to take your eyes of Mercedes Ruehl in Edward Albee's Occupant, which opened last night at Signature Theatre Company. Playing modern abstract sculptress Louise Nevelson, Ruehl enters wearing a battered fur coat, und… more »

ATW Review: 'Jollyship The Whiz-Bang' - Don't Miss This Pirate Boat

Daniel Kutcher in Jollyship The Whiz-Bang. Photo: Carol Rosegg Don't let the environment that scenic designer Donyale Werle has created for Nick Jones and Raja Azar'sJollyship The Whiz-Bang fool you. When you walk into the Ars Nova, where "Jollyship" op… more »

ATW News Digest - 'Body Awareness' opens at Atlantic Stage 2

Taking Stock with 'Body Awareness' (AmericanTheaterWeb) A Household’s Wounds Are Raw, but No One Is Willing to Ease the Tensions (New York Times) JoBeth Williams’s lovely performance is among the chief enticements of this low-key, engaging new comedy.… more »

ATW Review: Taking Stock with 'Body Awareness'

The elements of Annie Baker's Body Awareness sound as if they might be the fodder for a made-for-TV movie. The play focuses on a lesbian couple in Vermont who must confront not only the fact that an adult child stilling living at home might be suffering… more »