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Howard Shapiro
Howard Shapiro
  • February 24, 2015 |  Shapiro on Theater

    Review: 'Othello' with no-frills power

    In a small, bare playing space with the audience on three sides, CurioTheatre Company delivers a sizzling "Othello." The only indulgence of ...
  • February 21, 2015 |  Shapiro on Theater

    Review: 'Mickle Street,' or wherever

    Playwrights fool with history all the time. -- Shakespeare made acareer of it. Normally, they get the basics -- the foundations theyuse as a springboa...
  • February 19, 2015 |  Shapiro on Theater

    Review: 'Hold These Truths,' but tighter

    All of a sudden Gordon Hirabayashi wasn't allowed to study with his classmates at the University of Washington library at night. He had to be bac...
  • February 16, 2015 |  Shapiro on Theater

    Review: Capturing 'The Whale'

    It took designer Alison Roberts about a month to construct the enormousfat-suit costume for Charlie, the grotesque, wheezing 600-poundcharacter bent o...
  • February 13, 2015 |  Shapiro on Theater

    Review: 'Into the Woods' without needing the trees

    Sometimes, less isn't just more – it's way, way more. From the get-go, Theatre Horizon co-founder Matthew Decker wanted to direct a stripped...
  • February 12, 2015 |  Shapiro on Theater

    Reviews: 'Mothers and Sons' — and Everyone's a Critic

    AccompanyingHoward Shapiro's review, we also present the reviews of three audience members who attended Wednesday's opening-night performanc...
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