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Bryan Maxwell

Live Arts wanders into the wilderness

Sometimes we look back to look forward. When we do, we look back through a tinted lens. This spirit of guarded nostalgia, caught between joyful reminiscence and bitter memory, frames Eugene O'Neill's "Ah, Wilderness," at Live Arts now through Feb.

Live Arts roars into the 1920s

Imagine a time of madness, gin and jazz. "The Wild Party," running through Dec. 14 at Live Arts, can take you there -- just make sure your glass is full, your clothes sharp and your feet fast.

Playful summer festival

It's not quite round-the-clock theater, but it comes close. July means it's time again for the Summer Theatre Festival at Live Arts, a whirlwind saturation experience that makes it possible to see 13 performances in about a week.

Summer of Love

Do six plays in seven weeks sound hectic to you? Heritage Repertory Theatre, the professional company-in-residence at the University's Drama Department during the summer months, helps keep theater alive in Charlottesville by adopting a repertory mode of production. With irregular, sporadic summer schedules, vacations interrupting things and with friends and family around for shorter chunks of time, many theaters adapt by turning to this model.

Culbreth's 'Cabaret' fever needs no cure

Welcome to Berlin, where everyone is beautiful. Sit back and enjoy. The picture, of course, is more complicated than this in the Drama Department's Culbreth Theatre production of the Broadway musical "Cabaret." Director Jack Donahue leads a talented cast in this modern musical with a political bite, set in the nightscapes of pre-World War II Germany. "Cabaret" strikes a difficult balance between acting and singing.

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