Entertainment listings, Oct. 12-19, 2017


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Tricia Stiller/review: Star sublime in Station's one-person 'Title and Deed'

"A single actor." "A bare stage." "No intermission." "Great." These were the words, dripping in sarcasm, that were uttered near me while waiting for the start of Will Eno's "Title and Deed" at its opening performance Thursday night.

I smiled internally, for I knew something that person clearly did not — that single actor was David Barkley.

'Title and Deed': A play that strikes home

URBANA — After Deb Richardson and David Barkley saw "Title and Deed" two years ago at the Lookingglass Theatre in Chicago, Richardson knew she had to direct the one-man show at the Station Theatre.

She proposed it the following year, but the Celebration Company had already slotted a one-person play.

Entertainment listings, Oct. 5-11, 2017


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For Melissa Merli, end of an 'interesting' ride

I hate to say goodbye, but the time has come for me to take time for myself.

I'm retiring from The News-Gazette today after 41 years of working at daily newspapers, first at The Commercial-News in Danville, then the Chillicothe Gazette in Ohio and then The News-Gazette, where I've been reporting for more than 27 years.

Rosemary Laughlin/Review:'Crucible' displays power of manipulation


When Nathaniel Hawthorne discovered that his great-great-grandfather had been a judge in the 1692 Salem witchcraft trials, he probed Salem's Puritan history to try to understand. When Arthur Miller was accused in the 1950s of being Communist by the House of Representatives Un-American Activities Committee, he, too, probed the witchcraft trials.

Illinois Theatre: All The King's Men

ALL THE KING’S MEN,  Robert Penn Warren, playwright Tom Mitchell, director in the Studio Theatre of Krannert Center

Entertainment listings, Sept. 21-28, 2017


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Ever-growing Pygmalion adds 24-hour hackathon for 13th year

CHAMPAIGN — Now in its 13th year, the Pygmalion Festival this weekend will bring in many top indie-music acts.

But, as you might know, Pyg is more than a music festival.

Celebrating the university town in which it started, Pygmalion features other components — food, technology, literature and things handmade — plus a 24-hour hackathon, new this year.