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Dual Critics: Stage Aurora’s The Piano Lesson

STAGE AURORA THEATRICAL COMPANY REVIEW March 6-8, 2015, see tickets & times www.stageaurora.org If you read no further than this know that this is considered ’s best play, and it truly holds your interest and when done as well as this , is enthralling. This domestic drama takes place in a modest house in Pittsburgh, in the l930s. A central character is this play is a large old piano that is the center piece of this living room. The two main characters are brother and sister and their main topic of discussion is the piano. The brother Boy Willie is from …

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THEATRE REVIEW: “THE MOUNTAINTOP”

 presented a three day run February 6-8 of “” at their performance hall in  in Jacksonville. The play was written by Memphis resident  in 2009. It made an interesting journey on its way to a Broadway 2011  opening starring  Samuel Jackson and Angela Bassett. It originally opened at a London England fringe theatre and was such a hit there and won the British equivalent of a Tony, The Olivier Award in 2010. The play is set in the modest  in Memphis Tennessee. It is the evening of April 3rd l968, the day before was shot on the motel’s balcony.       …

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Stage Aurora’s The Amen Corner

Stage Aurora gives Jacksonville audiences a rare opportunity to see an early work by the great American writer James Baldwin. “The Amen Corner” will be on stage at 5188 Norwood Ave inside Gateway Town Center, until December 13. For tickets call (904) 756-7372 or visit ticketleap.com. Baldwin wrote only one other play, “Blues for Mr. Charlie,” and we cannot recall either being done locally. Of course, his many novels are available at the library and can be ordered at any bookstore. Baldwin is on several lists of the 100 Greatest African Americans. Baldwin also holds the distinction of being one …

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