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A Racist Mecca, a Black Architect and Odious Politics That Refuse to Die
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“Blueprint for Paradise,” in its world premiere in Los Angeles, is powered by an odd, real-life California tale of a pre-war Nazi center and its acclaimed designer, Paul Williams Sadly, the political rot explored by the play survives: Check out the 2016 presidential campaign “Blueprint for Paradise,” in its world premiere in Los Angeles, is powered by an odd, real-life California tale of a pre-war Nazi center and its acclaimed designer, Paul Williams.

'The Deep Blue Sea': A Forgettable Affair
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It may be that, as Americans, we are the victims of a cultural disconnect. At the height of Terence Rattigan's fame, the Brits invested a good deal of admiration in his attempts to extend the reign of the carefully constructed prewar "problem" play into the postwar era. We need to see some joy from the adulterers, some sense of the world well lost for love.

Iraq and Afghanistan on Stage
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"Acts of War: Iraq and Afghanistan in Seven Plays," edited by Karen Malpede, Michael Messina and Bob Shuman, steps into the moral vacuum left by politicians, corporations and religious leaders."Acts of War: Iraq and Afghanistan in Seven Plays" steps into the moral vacuum left by politicians, corporations and religious leaders.

Theater of Combat
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The recently published “Acts of War: Iraq and Afghanistan in Seven Plays” collects seven works for the stage, all of them about war. Here are excerpts from two of those plays, “9 Circles” by Bill Cain and “American Tet” by Lydia Stryk. A review of the book will be published in this column Friday.

RFK and the Civil Rights Movement
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In this interview with Truthdig's Associate Editor Kasia Anderson, "RFK: The Journey to Justice" playwrights Murray Horwitz and Jonathan Estrin talk about Robert F. Kennedy's evolution from political animal to true believer in his transformative relationship with the civil rights revolution.Playwrights Murray Horwitz and Jonathan Estrin talk about RFK's evolution from political animal to true believer in his transformative relationship with the civil rights revolution.

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In this podcast, Truthdig's Associate Editor Kasia Anderson talks with Murray Horwitz and Jonathan Estrin, the playwrights of "RFK: The Journey to Justice," about Bobby Kennedy's evolution from political animal to true believer in his transformative relationship with the civil rights revolution.

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