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“In the beginning of the play, we have a tendency to be very judgmental of the mother. By the end of the play you don’t know who to side with, because the thing is such a hot mess."

Family quarrels have teeth in 'The Beauty Queen of Leenane'

February 15th, 2017

“In the beginning of the play, we have a tendency to be very judgmental of the mother. By the end of the play you don’t know who to side with, because the thing is such a hot mess."

  • Penn Jillette—Strip headliner, TV personality and podcaster extraordinaire—effortlessly engaged the audience.

  • The musical production visits the Smith Center February 14-19.

  • What happens when you try to shoehorn the world we now live in into the realism genre? You end up with a play like this ...

  • The Tony-winning musical of Alison Bechdel's autobiographical story is coming to the Smith Center.

  • Super Summer, NCT, the Lab and a double-shot of Cockroach.

  • Kate Hamill's inventive adaptation—directed by Paul Barnes—uses expressive movement to make the classic more playful and imaginative.

  • The December show takes place in the Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel.

  • It’s rare to see theater that unabashedly aims to create a serious work of art that’s challenging, cerebral and emotionally impacting.

  • The first production in the Alios space felt slapped together and incomplete.

  • Since its 1994 debut, Twilight has become a lodestone for exploratory, socially conscious theater.

  • How much fun can one person have, before it stops being fun?

  • An exhibition featuring the First Folio is on display at UNLV’s Lied Library and Bomb-Itty of Errors is at Judy Bayley Theatre.

  • “I’m a workshop junkie. I like to train with different people and learn different styles.”

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