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RISE’s Hill House Keeps Audiences on Edge

Shirley Jackson’s gothic horror novel, The Haunting of Hill House, is considered one of the best ghost stories published in the 20th century. Jackson was inspired after reading the reports of a group of psychic researchers’ study of a supposedly haunted house. It was not, however, the paranormal happenings the researchers described, but the researchers […]

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Fight Like a Girl: A fundraiser to support Erin Megin

On Friday, October 11, at the Academy Players theater, Radioactive Theatre Company is hosting a fundraiser, called Fight Like a Girl, for Erin Megin, a Radioactive Theatre supporter who is being treated for breast cancer. The fundraiser will include raffles, vocal performances and stage readings of three new plays written by teacher, actor, director and […]

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The Players at Barker Have it and Flaunt it with a Pleasing Producers

In a note that’s found in the program for The Players’ new production of The Producers, director Christopher Margadonna expresses some hesitation about mounting this production in our current political climate. “Will the jokes land? Will people think this is too offensive?” he wonders. I found myself thinking a similar thing as I took my […]

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Things That Go Bump in the Night – ACT’s Wait Until Dark

The Attleboro Community Theatre’s first offering of their 63rd season is Frederick Knott’s classic thriller ​Wait Until Dark. ​Movie buffs will recognize the title from the 1967 adaptation, starring Audrey Hepburn and Alan Arkin; the stage version debuted in 1966. Knott’s story follows Susy Hendrix, a blind woman who becomes the target of three con […]

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Wilbury’s Waiting for Godot: A bold beginning to a promising season

The Wilbury Theatre Group’s ninth season opens with Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, directed by Fred Sullivan Jr. Embracing vaudevillian antics, the cast of local talent tackles this esoteric tragicomedy from Samuel Beckett. It does not disappoint. Quick summary: Godot is about two tramps, Estragon and Vladimir, played by Richard Donelly and Tom Gleadow. The […]

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Academy’s Imaginary Explores the Wonder of Childhood

If you’ve never heard of the Academy Players’ latest production, Imaginary, you’re not alone. A venture commissioned and produced by National Youth Music Theatre, the musical first made its debut in London in 2017. Its history is not a long one — short enough that posters still declare it “a new musical” – and it […]

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