Michael Bilow

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Preview: Epic Revisits the Red Scares in a One-Off Performance
January 19, 2017 No Commentby

Preview: Epic Revisits the Red Scares in a One-Off Performance

Epic Theatre Company has announced “a series of programs designed to respond to the country’s political climate,” beginning on Sunday, ...

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof: Marking its Territory
January 18, 2017 No Commentby

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof: Marking its Territory

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is one of the most well-known and recognizable plays of the past century. The ...

Rabbit Hole: Have a Carrot
January 11, 2017 No Commentby

Rabbit Hole: Have a Carrot

Anyone who has lost a child or a sibling to premature death finds the experience inexplicable and unique, and even ...

American Life Expectancy Unexpectedly Declines
January 11, 2017 No Commentby

American Life Expectancy Unexpectedly Declines

Life expectancy is a measurement that summarizes almost everything about quality of life in a society, and therefore even tiny ...

Zika virus: Pregnant Women in RI Should Take Precautions
January 11, 2017 No Commentby

Zika virus: Pregnant Women in RI Should Take Precautions

Zika virus infection poses a significant risk in pregnancy as it “is a cause of microcephaly and other severe fetal ...

Book review: Taking Charge
January 11, 2017 No Commentby

Book review: Taking Charge

Taking Charge: Collected Stories on Aging Boldly by Herb Weiss, available in paperback and for Amazon Kindle https://www.amazon.com/dp/0692688706/ After 36 ...

Donald Trump: At Long Last, Have You No Sense of Decency?
November 2, 2016 No Commentby

Donald Trump: At Long Last, Have You No Sense of Decency?

I never expected to live in a fascist state. I’m old enough to have grown up in the United States ...

Appropriate: The Unbearable Whiteness of Being
October 19, 2016 No Commentby

Appropriate: The Unbearable Whiteness of Being

The word “appropriate” can be pronounced (according to the American Heritage dictionary) either as an adjective “(ə-prō′prē-ĭt)” meaning “suitable for ...

One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest: Madness Is Divinest Sense
October 5, 2016 No Commentby

One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest: Madness Is Divinest Sense

Poet Emily Dickinson, who was more than a little odd herself, noted that madness is what society ascribes to those ...

Fascist Mash-Up: Send in the Clown
September 26, 2016 No Commentby

Fascist Mash-Up: Send in the Clown

In Wilbury’s “Fascist Mash-Up” of three plays – although really two plays and an epilogue – director Josh Short deserves ...