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Chess: the musical @ Irvine Barclay Theatre in Irvine – Review

Written by Alina Mae Wilson 

We’re in a politically charged climate and UCI has elected to put on Chess the musical.  While I have heard of Chess, before tonight I had not heard any of the score, nor had I read up on the synopsis–I walked in blind.  Believe it or not I kind of thought it might be in the same vein as the “Putnam Spelling Bee” musical–I was wrong.  So very wrong.  Chess could not be more dramatic if it tried, and it really really tries.  Continue Reading

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C. S. Lewis’ The Screwtape Letters @ The Irvine Barclay Theatre in Irvine – Review

Written by Alina Mae Wilson 

The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis is one of the most thought-provoking plays, I have ever seen.  It is witty, pragmatic, and as dense with social commentary as one would ever want a story from a demon’s viewpoint to be. During a talk-back Lead actor Max McLean mentioned that he hopes members of the audience will go read the book.  You know what?  I will.  

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