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A Noise Within Goes Virtual
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A Noise Within Goes Virtual

By May S. Ruiz The unprecedented stay-at-home orders that were put in place mid-March following the coronavirus outbreak caused a closure of all businesses deemed non-essential. Venues where people usually gather, like theatres, had to shut down practically overnight; events were cancelled and performances were rescheduled.  For A Noise Within (ANW), however, the show goes…

‘The Father’ Astounds at the Pasadena Playhouse
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‘The Father’ Astounds at the Pasadena Playhouse

By May S. Ruiz If audiences who are watching ‘The Father’ at the Pasadena Playhouse are dazed and bewildered, then it would have spectacularly accomplished showing us what goes on in the mind of someone afflicted with dementia. Written by Florian Zeller and translated by Christopher Hampton, ‘The Father’ has been  acclaimed on two continents….

‘Gem of the Ocean’ Gleams at A Noise Within
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‘Gem of the Ocean’ Gleams at A Noise Within

By May S. Ruiz August Wilson, a Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, wrote a cycle of ten plays collectively called the ‘American Century Cycle’ which he set in a different decade of the 20th century. Each of the plays chronicles the complexities of the changing social and historical landscape of the African American experience over the…

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