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New Haven Theater Company Sings A Love Song

by Brian Slattery | Nov 9, 2018 7:16 am

Early in John Kolvenbach’s Love Song — running at the New Haven Theater Company on Chapel Street through Nov. 17 — Beane (Christian Shaboo) is subjected to a personality test by Harry (George Kulp). It’s the type of test that Joan (Susan Kulp), Beane’s sister and Harry’s wife, thinks is silly. The sort of thing, she says, that a bored intern writes to fill space in a magazine, and that everyone else takes too seriously. First question: Someone gives you a wrapped present for your birthday. It’s a box. What do you want to be inside of it — a puppy, a songbird, a bunny, or a baby?

That’s where things go horribly, hilariously wrong.

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Fake Four Inc. Celebrates Ten Years of Art and Music

by Karen Ponzio | Nov 8, 2018 8:06 am | Comments (1)

Jon NagelNew Haven-based record label Fake Four Inc is marking its 10th anniversary through celebration, retrospection and introspection. Fake Four was started by Ceschi Ramos and his brother David in 2008 and became so much more than a business; the brothers are acknowledging this milestone with a show on Saturday, Nov. 10, at Three Sheets New Haven on Elm Street.

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Adae Students Find Life In Colors

by Brian Slattery | Nov 1, 2018 11:16 am

Amanda LeeTwo clownfish hide in the tendrils of an anemone.: It’s a common enough scene if you’re a clownfish. But the way painter Amanda Lee has rendered the image in acrylics, it’s a riot of color, like a fireworks display.

It’s a testimony to the talent Lee has honed for herself under the instruction of Kwadwo Adae and Toni Giammona at Adae Fine Arts Academy on Chapel Street. And you can catch Lee’s work and the work of other academy students in an exhibition entering the last week of its run at the Ives branch of the New Haven Free Public Library.

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Shakespeare As They Like It

by Donald Brown | Oct 22, 2018 6:42 am

In Shakespeare’s celebrated comedy As You Like It, the forest of Arden is often conceived as a utopian space, a place where the rigors of the court are set aside for a more freewheeling style of life, and where erotic love flourishes. In exile there you can really figure things out and find that certain someone. And what if the court is cisgendered, while Arden is not bound by old-fashioned gender binaries?

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