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INCOGNITO at Son of Semele Ensemble

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Rob Stevens – Haines His Way

When Albert Einstein died of a brain aneurysm at Princeton Hospital in 1955, the pathologist who performed the autopsy ended up stealing Einstein’s brain.      Read more…

Now running through April 7

 

THAT PRETTY PRETTY; OR, THE RAPE PLAY at Son of Semele Ensemble

Photo by Laura Carson

Photo by Laura Carson

Terry Morgan  -  Stage Raw

The thrill of creating an experimental theatre piece lies in being able to express something one couldn’t in the standard mode. The downside is that not all experiments are a success.   Read more…

Now running through June 19

THE LIFE AND SORT OF DEATH OF ERIC ARGYLE at Son of Semele Ensemble

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Deborah Klugman – Stage Raw

“Alas for those that never sing,

But die with all their music in them.”

Usually attributed, possibly inaccurately, to Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. (1809-1894) in “The Voiceless”

Irish playwright Ross Dungan might have had this quote in mind -– for sure he had the sentiment –- when he wrote this sad and whimsical play about the life and death of an ordinary man. Read more…

Photo by Matthew McCray

Photo by Matthew McCray

Margaret Gray – LA Times

At first, “The Life and Sort of Death of Eric Argyle” by Irish playwright Ross Dungan gives the impression of a short story that somehow fell into the submission pile at Son of Semele theater — whereupon director Matthew McCray gamely gathered his ensemble and staged it anyway. Read more…

Now running through September 28.