Lifeline’s “Anna Karenina” Shines, Though Act Two Proves Daunting

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Review by Joe De Rosa; photos by Suzanne Plunkett “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” So begins Anna Karenina, a Promethean study of the heart’s capacity for profound love, reckless passion, hopeless frailty, and torturous self-doubt. As a work of realistic fiction, Anna Karenina is a masterpiece. And, […]

FL review: Characters, Issues in “If I Forget” Will Stay With You

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Review by Aaron Krause; Photos by George Schiavone CORAL GABLES, Fla. — In Tony Award-winning playwright Steven Levenson’s deeply unsettling drama If I Forget, dread hovers over a family like funnel clouds over Hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico last summer.We feel an urgent need for the suffering relatives at the play’s center, living during the beginning of the 21 st […]