The Divine Sister by Charles Busch

The Divine Sister: Raindrops on Daisies and Whiskers on Old Women

ACACIUS. Reverend Mother, am I walking too fast? You know me and my strong, healthy stride. MOTHER SUPERIOR. I was listening to the melody of the Robin Red breast. God gives all of his creatures perfect pitch, if they'd only sing with hearts full of prayer. from The Divine Sister This exchange could have been …

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7 Women Playwrights to Read, Watch, & Know

The love of good storytelling isn't bound by age, gender, or membership in certain identity groups. It's human nature. I find a great deal of pleasure in seeing stories on stage that not only take me away from my everyday life, but challenge me to discover something distant, or unheard of. While I certainly appreciate …

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Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill: More than a Holiday

As time marches on, it’s hard to remember every complex detail about another person’s life. In the case of Billie Holiday, I never knew that much, to begin with. That’s why I was so excited to see a new production of Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill, recently presented by Theatrical Outfit in Atlanta, …

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Joanne Tour: Arena Theatre

Lady Gaga’s current concert outing, the Joanne World Tour, is a theatrical experience like few I’ve ever seen before. I’d previously attended the Oklahoma City engagement of her Little Monsters tour, which was raw, prop-heavy, and in many ways experimental. The Joanne show, however, was a polished work of art, pulling aesthetic inspiration, staging technique, …

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A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol: Please Sir, I Want Some More

People just can’t get enough of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. There are so many stage adaptations produced each year that American Theatre Magazine eliminates the title from its list of most-produced plays since it would always be in first place. On IMDB, there are hundreds of screen adaptations, ranging from movies to parody TV …

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Anna in the Tropics: Cultural Intersections

In a world where we are more likely to read stories about how our differences separate us, it's important to remember that we can learn from these differences, too. Anna in the Tropics, a beautiful play by Nilo Cruz, won the Pulitzer Prize in 2003. The play has much to say about how cultures intersect. This convergence, …

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