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Reviewed by George Basler Old age is on display in the Ti-Ahwaga Community Players production of The Gin Game,  and it’s not pretty. The production, which opened this past weekend, is a portrait of two lonely people who try to connect but ultimately fail because of character flaws that become glaringly apparent over the two acts. While the play has laughs, at its heart, it’s an achingly sad look at two people who didn’t play their cards right in the game of life. The Ti-Ahwaga production is a good, solid...
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Reviewed by George Basler When The Miracle Worker opened on Broadway in 1959, it was a smash hit and made immediate stars of Patty Duke as the young Helen Keller and Anne Bancroft as her teacher, Anne Sullivan. More than 50 years later, the play remains an emotional tour de force with great popular appeal. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out why. The true story of how Sullivan used the power of language and a “tough love” approach to unlock the mind of the...
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Reviewed by George Basler One thing can be said about the Ti-Ahwaga Community Players: They don’t shy away from taking risks. Having turned in a very solid effort last fall in staging Arthur Miller’s classic Death of a Salesman, the company is now tackling Edward Albee’s challenging A Delicate Balance, play that is not for actors who are faint of heart. Despite winning the Pulitzer Prize, the 1966 play has never enjoyed the commercial success of Albee’s flamboyant Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. That’s not surprising since A Delicate...
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