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Family Business: A Capote Christmas From Voices of the South

Truman Show I sure do like watching Voices of the South do that special thing they do. The theater company does lots...

Once & Future: Tennessee Shakespeare Returns to the...

Joey Miller. “All the world’s  a stage…” — As You Like It “Also I know what thou arte, and who was thy fadir, and of...

Never Land: “For Peter Pan on Her 70th Birthday” Opens at...

“We’re orphans,” a mature Wendy wails to her siblings, who aren’t getting any younger. Their dad has just died,...

Dead dogs, romance, violence on stage.

A thread of formalism connects all of the dramas currently on stage in Memphis. The Curious Incident of the Dog in...

Crib’s a promising new basketball drama.

If you’re paying attention to contemporary critical race theory, you may experience a few cringeworthy moments in...

Raisin at Hattiloo

From a technical standpoint, I could pick Hattiloo’s Raisin to pieces. The set looks slapped together, the music’s...

Death of a Streetcar winks at greatness.

Theater folks talk a lot about text, subtext, meta-text. Blah, blah, blah. But there’s another, special kind of...

Jitney is August Wilson’s underappreciated masterpiece.

When August Wilson wrote Jitney in 1979, he hadn’t yet decided on his master plan to chronicle the modern...

The Memphis Fringe begins, An Act of God at Theatre Memphis.

Genre-bending artists Latrelle Bright and Sarah Ledbetter both devoted part of their performances to the big bang...

Inspired

I’ve seen a number of inspiring shows, but it’s not often that a piece of musical theater literally inspires me to...