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Family Affairs

Family affairs

As Luis Alfaro, Lorenzo Pisoni and Trieu Tran's solo performances place their fathers center stage, we take a look at some of the other family affairs making headlines in the theatre world.

CTG in the News

1. Solos at the Douglas — From St. Jude to Rodney King to Uncle Sam by Larry Pontius []
September 18, 2013

“I probably shouldn’t have done it now.  It’s seven months into it.”  Luis Alfaro is talking about the grief he is now beginning to experience from the loss of his father.  “I’m totally having a hard time going through it.”

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2. At Taper Show, They Send in the Clown by Jim Farber []
September 18, 2013

For hundreds, even thousands of years, circus families have inhabited a world unto themselves, a lifestyle based on itinerant wandering and endless performances. It is replete with its own code of conduct and unique perspective on child rearing.

This is ...

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Theatre on the Road

3. Condola Rashad, star-bred and 'Cosby' trained by Steven Zeitchik []
September 28, 2013

When Condola Rashad was a little girl, her mother would often take her to work. The youngster would sit and play or watch curiously as the woman she called Mom scurried about her job.

It was similar to the experience ...

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4. Take a Trip Through the Memory of Tennessee Williams and the All-American Classic The Glass Menagerie by Marc Snetiker []
September 21, 2013

The parallels between Glass and Williams’ real-life family were intentional: The young writer (whose first name is Thomas) was much like free-minded, guilt-ridden Tom; his older sister, Rose (who eventually had a frontal lobotomy), paralleled the afflicted Laura. Williams’ father ...

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From Stage to Screen

5. Watch Meryl Streep Spar With Julia Roberts & More in New August: Osage County Trailer by Kathy Henderson []
September 12, 2013

This two-minute preview centers on the Weston family's notorious dinner scene, which begins with a lengthy blessing delivered by in-law Charlie Aiken (Chris Cooper) and includes many of playwright-turned-screenwriter Tracy Letts’ best barbs, including the clan’s reaction when young Jean ...

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