Wild West coming to Fort Tompkins with ‘Measure For Measure’ this weekend

Here is a description of the play: “Set in the untamed frontier of the 1870s southwest, Vienna is beset with brothels and loose morality, but the Duke (a.k.a. the Sheriff) is unwilling to use his authority to clean up the city and departs, dressed as a friar. He leaves his deputy, Angelo, in charge, and although reluctant at first, Angelo soon starts to make changes.”


Stage review: Who’s ‘Taming’ who on Staten Island through Sunday?

I must admit, my biggest question going into this production “The Taming of the Shrew” was: “How do you do a show where the main male character tries to subjugate the main female character to his will and get away with it?” This IS the “#MeToo” era, after all.

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A ‘Taming of the Shrew’ for the #MeToo era on Staten Island

In the age of #MeToo activism, a play about a man with power using psychological tactics to “tame” a woman’s disobedient behavior would definitely raise eyebrows — and likely ignite online outrage.

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$300K in ‘inclusive’ grants awarded to 10 S.I. cultural organizations








The borough’s premier culture umbrella, Staten Island Arts, has chosen 10 borough organizations to receive the largest amount of regrant funding in its 25 years of service.

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Stage review: Turn off your cell phones for ‘Our Town,’ Staten Island

Director Frank Williams and producer Cara Liander have mounted a version that goes right to the heart and soul of the piece while maintaining their 2018 point of perspective without the annoying “nudge, nudge, wink, wink” flavor or so many current meta productions.

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‘Our Town’ comes to life Friday in Port Richmond, Staten Island

An experimental production of Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town,” directed by Frank Williams, is on tap for two weekends this month at the Reformed Church on Staten Island in Port Richmond, our borough’s oldest congregation.

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‘Jacob Marley’ rattles his chains again at Conference House

“I’ve fallen in love with the play all over again!”

That’s director Joseph Daly, waxing romantic about the Staten Island Shakespearean Theatre Company’s ninth annual production of Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol, opening Thursday, Dec. 7, at the Conference House in Tottenville.

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Theatre review: A mighty ‘King Lear’ on Staten Island

The problem most people have with Shakespeare is their fear. Their fear of not understanding what’s being said, what’s going on. That’s not a problem with Staten Island Shakespearean Theatre’s production of “King Lear, and here’s why: the actors actually understand what they’re saying, so we do as well. This is undoubtedly due to their hard work as well as the brilliant direction of Cara Liander.

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Live-action Shakespeare: ‘King Lear’ stages coup Saturday in Fort Wadsworth

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Outdoor performance: ‘Lysistrata’ takes on sex, war and feminism

Our recent performance of Aristophanes’ comedic play “Lysistrata” was featured in the Staten Island Advance.