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Christopher Munden

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10 Picks for 2011 Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe

This year marks the 15th anniversary of the Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe, and the 2011 edition looks bigger and better than ever.

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Sarah Kane's Controversial Play 'Blasted' Comes to Philadelphia's Luna Theater Company

The notion that playwright Sarah Kane looked on the world as a pretty bleak place was confirmed by her 1999 suicide (at the young age of 28). But her dark worldview had already been laid bare in a small but lasting oeuvre of shocking but emotionally honest theater: her musical equivalent would be somewhere between the dark artist commitment of Elliot Smith and the equally sincere shock value of GG Allin.

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Musical theater kicks off Mauckingbird Theatre Company’s fourth season

I’m not the target audience for Mauckingbird Theatre Company’s Philadelphia premier of "[title of show]", now onstage UPstairs at the Adrienne Theatre.

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Brat Productions Presents 'Carrie' at Underground Arts

Published in 1974, Stephen King’s Carrie,

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A Demonic Tour de Force: The Screwtape Letters Return to the Lantern Theater Company

C.S. Lewis's The Screwtape Letters is more overtly religious than his allegorical children's books. But just as an appreciation for the Narnia tales does not require a belief in talking animals and magic wardrobes, you don't need to believe in demons or the specter of eternal damnation to enjoy this classic piece of Christian apologia.

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1812 Productions' An Evening Without Woody Allen, now onstage at Plays and Players

 "I don't want to achieve immortality through my work... I want to achieve it through not dying."

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Shakespeare in Philadelphia: The Arden’s Romeo and Juliet Introduces a Season of the Bard

Four hundred years after his death, William Shakespeare remains the world’s most produced playwright. For evidence of his enduring popularity look no further than the region’s stages: there are at least five productions of the Bard’s plays in the Philadelphia area this weekend alone and more than a dozen more being staged in the next few months.

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Bruce Graham Scores Again with Theatre Exile’s Any Given Monday at Plays & Players Theater

Acclaimed local playwright Bruce Graham returns to Theatre Exile with Any Given Monday (now onstage at Plays & Players Theater), a sport-themed world premiere geared to ride the success of his popular

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