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By Alyssa Mulligan Actor Conor Lovett began reading Beckett at the age of eighteen.  Shortly thereafter, he performed the role of Hamm in Endgame.  And his love for the 20th century writer didn’t stop there…  Today Conor is considered by many to be “the definitive Beckett performer,” bringing the culture of Ireland to cities around the world with his wife and director, Judy Hegarty Lovett.  The actor-and-director married duo are the joint artistic directors of…

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By Corrie Glanville Solo act shows offer the performer a rare opportunity to inhabit the theatrical space completely alone and to form a singular relationship with the audience. The Gare St. Lazare Players of Ireland have taken on Herman Melville’s Moby Dick, one of the great American novels and a work of enormous detail in an adaptation by Conor Lovett and Judy Hegarty Lovett with Conor Lovett in the lone role.  Of course, a number…

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By Corrie Glanville and Sara Bookin-Weiner Besides making furniture and enforcing sexual abstinence, the Shakers aren’t well known for too many things…indeed, if that! As we gear up for director/choreographer Martha Clarke and playwright Alfred Uhry’s new dance/music/theatre piece, we came across these fun Shaker facts for you to keep in mind as you watch Angel Reapers at the Cutler Majestic Theatre, starting November 15! Where did the Shakers begin? The Shakers first met together…

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By Corrie Glanville FILMS Moby Dick (1956)  Although there are numerous film adaptations including a recent television mini-series with William Hurt and Ethan Hawke, John Huston’s 1956 Moby Dick might arguably be considered the definitive version. With a screenplay by Huston and sci-fi writer Ray Bradbury, the film starred Richard Basehart as Ishmael and beloved Hollywood star Gregory Peck as the tortured Captain Ahab. The story may have been streamlined from Melville’s giant, rambling novel, but…

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