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East Bay actress turns in another memorable performance

By   /  February 3, 2014  /  Theater Review  /  No Comments

Col—Oakes—The Lyons

Lara Hakeem shines in ‘The Lyons’ A gang of lions is called a pride, of course. But in the family unit that is assembled onstage in “The Lyons”, now playing at Warren’s 2nd Story Theatre, there seems to be little for them to take pride in, unless it is the high level of self-obsession that […]

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‘Lobby Hero’: Ed Shea and the 2013-14 season at 2nd Story

By   /  September 19, 2013  /  Theater Review  /  No Comments

Valerie Westgate as Dawn and Jeff Church as Jeff in  “Lobby Hero” by Kenneth Lonergan, running DownStage at 2nd Story Theatre through October 6.

The truly astounding thing is how quickly it has all evolved. Thirteen years ago, 2nd Story Theatre began operations on the 2nd floor of a nearly century-old building in downtown Warren. Conditions were stark in those early days of the theatre; indeed, to call the initial production values minimalist might be an exaggeration. Scant set, […]

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