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Free Vanautu

FREE VANAUTU, at TinFish Theatre. Most young comic actors go through an awkward stage. No longer protected by the womb of family, high school, college, or improv training center, they don’t yet know how to make total strangers laugh. So they put on sketch-comedy shows using material that knocked ’em dead in school–and the material […]

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Fountains of Wayne/Owsley

FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE/OWSLEY “A man’s gotta eat,” Will Owsley recently told Rolling Stone, explaining why he’d played guitar for country diva Shania Twain. Both he and Fountains of Wayne’s Adam Schlesinger, 60s popsters at heart, have done their share of industry hackwork: Owsley spent a year and a half backing Amy Grant after his band, […]

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Macbeth

MACBETH, Festival Theatre. Henry Godinez’s outdoor staging of the Scottish tragedy is as rough-hewn as the dead limbs and menacing rocks of Geoffrey M. Curley’s pseudobarbaric set. Where violence is endemic, it’s useless to resist. Kevin Gudahl’s Macbeth does try, but he’s soon destroyed by a predatory ambition given apparent supernatural sanction. His motivators–three witches […]