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New York Times: 2016/17 Repertory is “A Stroke of Curatorial Inspiration”

New York Times: 2016/17 Repertory is “A Stroke of Curatorial Inspiration” THE NEW YORK TIMES Review: Shakespeare Meets Black Power in ‘Caesar/X’

By ELISABETH VINCENTELLI

MARCH 21, 2017

It’s not very often that a family show concludes on a stage littered with corpses. But then, there is no way to sugarcoat the brutality of “Julius Caesar,” and this new, abridged production, from the Acting Company, is kid-friendly mostly by virtue of context: It is being presented at the New Victory Theater, where audience members often need booster seats rather than a well-stocked bar.

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Theater review: Malcolm X on a Shakespearean pedestal

Theater review: Malcolm X on a Shakespearean pedestal

Theater review: Malcolm X on a Shakespearean pedestal

Kerry Lengel , The Republic | azcentral.com  2:56 p.m. MT Feb. 3, 2017

Marcus Gardley comes not to bury Malcolm X but to praise him.

Gardley is an Oakland, Calif., playwright known for his poetical language in works including “… And Jesus Moonwalks the Mississippi” and “Black Odyssey.” His latest is “X: Or, Betty Shabazz v. the Nation,” commissioned by the Acting Company, based in New York, for a world-premiere national tour that launched this week in Arizona.

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Acting Company Alums Bring a Touch of Broadway to Olean High Stage

Acting Company Alums Bring a Touch of Broadway to Olean High Stage

Highlights from News in Olean Times Herald by Tom Dinki  Nov. 3, 2016

OLEAN — Tom Alan Robbins stood on the Olean High School auditorium stage Wednesday in front of several dozen students as they sang “Wells Fargo Wagon,” part of “The Music Man,” a production they’ll put on next week.

Robbins led the way, dancing along with students, telling them where to look and offering tips he learned from his years on Broadway in productions like “The Lion King.” Make some kind of hand gesture before starting... read more

We Remember Our Friends and Colleagues James Houghton and Zelda Fichandler

We Remember Our Friends and Colleagues James Houghton and Zelda Fichandler

The Acting Company mourns the loss of former company member, friend and esteemed colleague James Houghton and former Artistic Director and friend Zelda Fichandler.

James Houghton Company Member 1986-87 Performed in The Acting Company productions of The Gilded Age (appearing in photo with Craig Bryant and members of The Company, directed by Mark Lamos) and Orchards

Zelda Fichandler, Artistic Director 1990-1993

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