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PARKING PARTNERS

Articles by Blair Nodelman

Our current production of Manual Cinema’s The End of TV touches on the story of economic hardship, as Louise loses her job at an a midwestern factory. Though the loss is catastrophic, it is the catalyst to her budding friendship with Flo, an elderly woman Louise meets when she becomes a Meals on Wheels driver. This story of hope, perseverance and change shows the true human connection amid not only the static, but unexpected life circumstances. As the…

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“The title is not meant to taken at face value. Nothing in this ingenious and spellbinding multimedia production is so linear as that.” “The quietly poignant story within The End of TV has to do with endings, but also with beginnings, and with the struggle in between those two poles of existence, and with the simple human connections that can make it bearable along the way.” “Remarkable show.” “The kind of person-to-person bond that is…

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As ArtsEmerson prepares to welcome back Manual Cinema to Boston with their show The End of TV, we decided to map out all the locations the Chicago-based company has traveled to in the past few years. Manual Cinema has made its way around the world, performing their shows from the oceanfront theater at UC Santa Barbara, California to the deserts of Cairo, Egypt. Take a look at the locations Manual Cinema has traveled to with…

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At 6:00 am, the Somerville kitchen for Greater Boston Chinese Golden Age Center begins preparing the 3,000 daily meals for the elderly all across the Boston metro area. By 9:00 am, the vans are packed full of coolers with several hundred meals each and depart on one of the 14 routes serving Quincy, Brighton, downtown Boston and beyond. By 1:00 pm, all 3,000 meals have been served and the vans return to Somerville to be…

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J.B. Priestley began his impressive writing career like so many other famed authors: writing after hours. A junior clerk for a wool firm by day and a writer by night, Priestley’s writing appeared in newspapers throughout London, but it wasn’t until after World War I Priestley’s works became an international influence, with his novels and plays touching on topics of politics, economics, and the human condition. While his burgeoning writing career began in the early…

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