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    Arsenic and Old Lace lights up the stage

    This past weekend, Brandeis Players put on a production of Joseph Kesselrings Arsenic and Old Lace, directed, stage-managed, and produced by the extremely sexy trio of Michael Glicksman 08, Yarden Abukakis 09, and Pamela Leonard 06.

    THEATER PREVIEW: King Lear offers new take on an old story

    If acting is the art of keeping the audience from coughing, then Eric Hills adaptation of King Lear is an excellent suppressant. Hills adaptation of Shakespeares roughly 400-year-old text reconciles 19th century tragedy with a contemporary dramatic sense.
    I try to reach into Shakespeare and retrieve the heart of the play from its original historical setting, bring it forward to the immediate moment. I want the play to be breaking on the shore of the immediate moment of the experience in the theater, said Hill, the Barbara Sherman 54 and Malcolm L. Sherman Chair of Theater Arts.