Christmas-themed theater warms hearts this month
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Christmas-themed theater warms hearts this month

Robert Isenberg - December 4, 2014

The holiday season is a time of family ritual – setting up Advent calendars, decking the halls, and reliving favorite stories. Whether you prefer “'Twas the Night…

Little Theatre Group presents English-language premiere of “Three”
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Arts and Culture
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Little Theatre Group presents English-language premiere of “Three”

Robert Isenberg - November 20, 2014

Many years after they met in high school, three women get together to remember the old days. They have gone in separate directions, and their grudges have…

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VIDEO: National Theater celebrates 117 years with daylong performances

Robert Isenberg - October 28, 2014

https://vimeo.com/110184993 After four months of rigorous planning, the National Theater finally unleashed its birthday fiesta on San José, and thousand showed up to celebrate. The daylong event started…

National Theater to celebrate 117 years in unprecedented style
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National Theater to celebrate 117 years in unprecedented style

Robert Isenberg - October 20, 2014

Imagine a birthday cake large enough to feed 5,000 people. Now imagine that this cake is shaped like the National Theater in downtown San José. The colossal…

‘Juan Vainas’ cracks up audiences, celebrates Costa Rican culture
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‘Juan Vainas’ cracks up audiences, celebrates Costa Rican culture

Robert Isenberg - October 16, 2014

For lack of a better word, “Los Enredos de Juan Vainas” is completely loco. For two hours, actors run frantically around the stage. They tell dirty jokes.…

‘Pastor’ has noble intentions but falls short
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Arts and Culture
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‘Pastor’ has noble intentions but falls short

Robert Isenberg - October 5, 2014

On March 24, 1980, Archbishop Óscar Romero celebrated his final Mass in a small chapel in his native El Salvador. As soon as he finished his sermon,…

National Theater Company’s ‘Shepherd’s Martyrdom’ revives Salvadoran hero
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Arts and Culture
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National Theater Company’s ‘Shepherd’s Martyrdom’ revives Salvadoran hero

Robert Isenberg - September 17, 2014

When a gunman assassinated Óscar Romero in 1980, the archbishop of San Salvador became one of the most famous martyrs in world history. Other Catholic priests had…

‘Shark Smile’ illuminates stage and sea
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Arts and Culture
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‘Shark Smile’ illuminates stage and sea

Robert Isenberg - September 11, 2014

As a story, “Sonrisa de Tiburón” isn’t all that complicated: An explorer flies a plane to a distant island, then scuba-dives into the surrounding waters. Fish and…

World-famous Globe Theatre to perform ‘Hamlet’ in Curridabat on Saturday
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Arts and Culture
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World-famous Globe Theatre to perform ‘Hamlet’ in Curridabat on Saturday

Robert Isenberg - August 22, 2014

“To be or not to be, that is the question.” These words are among the most famous in the English language, thanks to William Shakespeare, who turned…

‘Amadeus’ is symphony of emotions at Teatro Espressivo
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‘Amadeus’ is symphony of emotions at Teatro Espressivo

Robert Isenberg - August 21, 2014

In the 1970s, playwright Peter Shaffer wrote two masterpieces: “Equus,” the story of a boy who hammers nails into the eyes of horses, and “Amadeus,” chronicling the…