Theater Reviews

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Christmas Carol: 150 Years of Love and Politics

Everyone gets indigestion after a massive Thanksgiving dinner, but for theater critics the discomfort may be particularly acute. They know that soon they will sit through another production of “A Christmas Carol.” All across America, at nearly every regional theater, audiences flock to their own local version of Charles Dickens’ 1843 novella about loss, redemption […]

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‘Disgraced’ is Smart, Tense and Explosive

Race, religion and money drive the action in Ayad Akhtar’s “Disgraced,” a unique entry in the dinner-party-goes-south genre that descends from Edward Albee’s “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf.” Kansas City audiences have seen Akhtar’s work in “The Who & The What,” an affecting drama about a Pakistani-American family in Atlanta, and “The Invisible Hand,” a […]

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