<strong>Talk Of The Town:</strong> Mia Vallet and Joe Tippett star in <em>Ashville,</em> the newest of the five-show <em>Hill Town Plays</em> cycle from playwright Lucy Thurber. Currently being staged by a consortium of New York theater companies, it's just one of several large-scale stage projects on schedules this fall.
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<strong>'Moon' Over Manhattan: </strong>Mike Daisey, the monologist and sometime <a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/04/11/176930958/american-utopias-disney-world-burning-man-and-zuccotti-park">locus of public-radio controversy</a>, launches an ambitious 29-night monologue cycle this week at the Public Theater in New York.
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David Ivers and Larry Bull are king and king-to-be in the Utah Shakespeare Festival's <em>Richard II. </em>The production is part of an ambitious gambit: all 10 of the Bard's English histories, staged in chronological order.
Originally published on Thu September 5, 2013 3:44 pm
Monologist Mike Daisey has a new story to tell, and if you want to hear it, then you'd better settle in. It's going to take a month to get through it.
In one sense, All the Faces of the Moon, starting Sept. 5 at the Public Theater in New York, is a collection of 29 different monologues, which Daisey will perform consecutively and for one night only. Each piece has its own narrative, so even if they see just one installment, audiences can have a complete experience.
Pull back, though, and the project becomes a single massive opus — one that runs about 44 hours.
Originally published on Thu September 12, 2013 7:41 am
What does President Bashar Assad think of himself? How did his father, Hafez Assad, rise from a dirt yard to rule the country? What happens to those who speak out against the regime? Who wrote the Syrian 1984? Does Syria make the best lingerie in the Middle East? Find the answers to these questions in our roundup of five great books about Syria, recommended by experts at Harvard University, Brown University and the University of Texas at Austin.
Originally published on Fri September 6, 2013 12:56 pm
Most parents yell at their kids at some point. It often feels like the last option for getting children to pay attention and shape up.
But harsh verbal discipline may backfire. Teenagers act worse if they're yelled at, a study finds.
Researchers asked parents of 13-year-olds in the Philadelphia area how often in the past year they'd yelled, cursed or called the kid "dumb or lazy or some other word like that" after he or she had done something wrong.
<em>Ask Me Another host </em>Ophira Eisenberg chats with Wait,<em> Wait...Don't Tell Me!</em> host Peter Sagal onstage at The Bell House in Brooklyn, N.Y., about how to host the perfect public radio game show.