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Powerful Drama Examines Whether a Great Conductor Was Also A Nazi

THEATER TAKING SIDES

By Fredric Dannen On two occasions in the 1990s, I was a guest on the Charlie Rose show, both times discussing the most controversial article I had ever written as a journalist. John Demjanjuk, a Ukrainian-born American citizen living in Cleveland, had been extradited to Israel to stand trial for being “Ivan the Terrible,” the [...]

Broadway-Style Musical Aims to Help Buy Out the San Miguel Playhouse

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By Victor Guzman In the summer of 2014, some theater enthusiasts signed a lease for a salon de fiestas, or party hall, on Avenida Independencia, installed upholstered chairs, theatrical lighting, and a stage. Thus was created the San Miguel Playhouse. The theater opened its doors for its first production, Moonlight and Magnolias, in October 2014. [...]

The Vagina Monologues Puts on Three Fundraising Performances at Shelter Theater

THEATER MONOLOGUE V-DAY

By Carole Schor In celebration of its twenty-fifth anniversary, The Vagina Monologues will be presented at the Shelter Theater February 22–24 at the Shelter Theater. The Vagina Monologues is the award-winning play based on V-Day founder/playwright Eve Ensler’s interviews with more than 200 women. Through humor and grace, the play celebrates women’s sexuality and examines [...]

Bikers in Camelot—An Advance Music Review

THEATER BIKERS

By Doug Robinson Musicals are tough. In terms of performance, they require many of the same skill sets as any other theatrical production—the direction, staging, and acting are the key elements that can make or break your evening. Bikers in Camelot, a new musical by Wendy and Ken Bichel that opens at the San Miguel [...]

An Act of God Director Alan Jordan’s Late-Night Ramblings

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By Alan Jordan I have been asked to write an article to publicize Caja Negra’s reprise productions of An Act of God (February 7–17) and Simon Wiesenthal, the Nazi Hunter (February 28–March 3). Both plays were recently successfully presented at the Shelter Theater. I rely on our audience in San Miguel de Allende to determine [...]

Playreaders’ Native Gardens, Asks if Good Fences Indeed Make Good Neighbors

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By Paula Lopuch According to poet Robert Frost, a good fence (or wall) makes for good neighbors. Conversely, does a bad fence (or wall) break down relations between neighbors? This timely question is one that Karen Zacharias’s witty contemporary comic play Native Gardens aims to answer. In a fashionable neighborhood in Washington DC, the Del [...]

Shelter Theater Brings Play Penned by Writer for Jon Stewart, David Letterman, and James Corden Television Shows

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By Jules Chisholm An Act of God, a sardonically comic play by David Javerbaum authored by a veteran writer for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Late Late Show with James Corden, and Late Night with David Letterman, comes to Shelter Theater for a two-week run this month. Javerbaum has won 13 Emmys, 11 [...]

¡Tercera llamada: comenzamos!

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Por Cristina Solís A mi hijo de tres años le encanta una canción que va más o menos así: Sol, solceito, caliéntame un poquito, hoy y mañana y toda la semana… lunes, martes, miércoles, jueves, sábado y domingo ¡para descansar!. Y es así, los domingos son para muchos el día de descanso, de no cocinar, [...]

The World According to Nona Appleby Brings Hilarity to the San Miguel Playhouse

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By Fredric Dannen New Yorker cartoonist Victoria Roberts—designated by The Age as the leading female cartoonist from Australia—was a teenager in Sydney attending art school when she got a weekend job at a nursing home. The residents, many of them from a generation called the “old Australia,” and noted for their distinctive accents, inspired her—in [...]

Hey Gringo! A Chile Christmas Comes to San Miguel Playhous

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By Phoebe Greyson Described as “part actor, part clown, part raconteur” (Bruce Dessau, The Evening Standard), Pete Searles—who last year performed his hit shows, Hey Gringo! Through Peru, and Sex with Pete Searles in San Miguel—returns January 31 with Hey Gringo! A Chile Christmas, the third show in his internationally acclaimed Hey Gringo! Trilogy. Prepare [...]

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