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Archive for Sean Abley

ABSENCE MAKES THE HEART…/COMB YOUR HAIR (OR YOU’LL LOOK LIKE A SLAVE) at the Arena Stage

(Photo by Doug Haverty)

(Photo by Doug Haverty)

Neal Weaver  – Stage Raw

Absence Makes the Heart… — written by Abley, and directed by Chrisanne Blankenship-Billings — is a modern take on Hans Christian Anderson’s The Red Shoes, which deals with a dancer driven to her death by the uncontrollable urge to dance.

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Now running through October 29

 

BITCHES at the Acting Artists Theatre

Photo by Brandon Clark

Photo by Brandon Clark

Neal Weaver  – Stage Raw 

This farce, written and directed by Sean Abley, belongs to that subset of gay theater which specializes in sending up (or cannibalizing) the plots and themes of more conventional works for its own deliberately trashy purposes. It’s set in the Susan B. Anthony School for Girls, and though all the characters are female, they’re played by male actors. Read more…

Now running through Nov. 2.