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items tagged with New Ground Theatre

New Ground Theatre's "Lobby Hero" Proves a Challenging but Satisfying Experience
Written By: Administrator
Section: Theatre

Category: Reviews

2003-09-03 00:00:00
I don’t like to start reviews with questions, but New Ground Theatre’s current production of Lobby Hero raises some interesting ones. (1) Is a hero someone who, when faced with a moral dilemma, reveals deep dark secrets that will get a friend in big trouble? 2) Does sliding indifferently through life without ever changing viewpoints, challenging ideas, or standing up for personal rights gain someone hero status? The answer to both, obviously, is no. A hero is defined by my dictionary as “a man of great courage, nobility, etc. or one admired for his exploits.” So what was playwright Kenneth Lonergan thinking when he used a lazy, noncommittal lobby security guard as a protagonist of his play Lobby Hero?
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Young Talent Drives New Ground Theatre's "Journey for a Reason"
Written By: Administrator
Section: Theatre

Category: Reviews

2003-06-25 00:00:00
Local playwright Chris Jansen recently caught the eye of the media with her innovative musical Journey for a Reason, which is being performed by New Ground Theatre (and directed by the author) through Sunday at Rivermont Collegiate in Bettendorf. But credit should also be given to the young performers in Jansen’s theatrical creation; most of them are college students, and one is just starting sixth grade.
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New Ground Takes a "Journey for a Reason"
Written By: Jeff Ignatius
Section: Theatre

Category: Feature Stories

2003-05-21 00:00:00
New Ground Theatre, which this season has produced the Pulitzer Prize-winning plays Wit and Proof, will next month stage a musical about teen suicide. Not only that, but the script of said musical was written by the company’s artistic director, Chris Jansen.
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New Ground Theatre Has Proof
Written By: Administrator
Section: Theatre

Category: Feature Stories

2002-11-27 00:00:00

David Auburn’s 2001 drama Proof isn’t a torpid Pulitzer winner. Though it did win that prize along with the Kesselring and Tony awards, Proof is suspenseful from start to finish and has often been compared to a detective novel.
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New Ground's Production of "Spinning Into Butter" Effective and Provocative
Written By: Administrator
Section: Theatre

Category: Reviews

2002-09-11 00:00:00

If there’s a show that will make people question their thoughts and ideas about racism, it’s Spinning Into Butter, continuing this weekend at Augustana College in a production by New Ground Theatre.


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