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    Iphigeneia at Aulis

    The Pearl Theatre Company is offering a modest but affecting interpretation of Euripides' "Iphigeneia at Aulis." Director Shepard Sobel's understated approach works well for a 90-minute piece that is more storytelling than onstage drama. The story's the thing, and Euripides' vivid words in the mouths of capable actors ...

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    Old Words, New Words

    A futuristic, politically aware take on law school, Mary E. Goulet's "Old Words, New Words" impresses with an intriguing, ambitious first scene; unfortunately, it then fails to fill in the dramatic blanks.

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    Roeper Awaits Several Fall Movie Openings

    Richard Roeper is excited about several movies opening this fall, whether it's dramatic fare or comedic offerings.

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    Chicago ScriptWorks Stages IFP/Chicago Contest Winner

    Chicago ScriptWorks has granted one wish: A prestigious stage reading for the winner of their screenplay contest. The winner: "Wish I Might," by Lauren Fischer.

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    NEWS IN BRIEF

    Playwright David Lindsay-Abaire won the Pulitzer Prize April 16 for his drama Rabbit Hole. The play ran for only 77 performances on Broadway last season but received five Tony nominations, including best play; star Cynthia Nixon won the award for best actress. The play was produced by Manhattan Theatre Club ...

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    Collision Looms with FCC Over Violence

    The example of "Roots" has been raised several times during the past few years in the ongoing debate over whether the government should regulate what many see as the coarsening content of broadcast television.

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    TCG Observerships, Travel Grants Announced

    Theatre Communications Group (TCG) has announced the participants in its 2006 Observership Program.

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    WGA Rank and File OK Demands for Contract

    WGA members overwhelmingly have approved the guild's formal list of demands circulated recently as a prelude to the launch of negotiations for a new film and TV contract.

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    New group says actors must take action.

    Though many Californians find the details of Lindsay Lohan's latest stint in rehab more intriguing than the health-care crisis confronting our country, a new organization based in Los Angeles is encouraging artists to speak out before two crucial health-care bills reach Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's desk.

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    STAGE & SCREEN: Functional Dysfunction

    Del Shores, Olivia Newton-John, and Delta Burke bring their Sordid Lives to the screen as a family of