Tuesday, July 5

Tag: literature

State College Sock & Buskin Theatre Company debuts ‘contemporary’ entertainment through local talent | Penn State, State College News
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State College Sock & Buskin Theatre Company debuts ‘contemporary’ entertainment through local talent | Penn State, State College News

A sock is a shoe, and a buskin is a boot. But together, the two have cemented their names in the arts and now in a new theatre company based around Centre County.Gregg Baptista, the treasurer for the new group called Sock & Buskin Theatre Company said the new community company is taking a “collaborative approach” to the arts.Sock & Buskin Theatre Company is “a 100% volunteer organization” that ‘’builds a community for people that love theatre,” Baptista said.For company president Stefanie Austin, “theatre is like a family to people” that creates an environment in which community members can collaborate and share the same passions that were important to...
The power of charisma | Entertainment
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The power of charisma | Entertainment

Two highly entertaining regional productions opened last week, both featuring a charismatic and unusual central character who bends nearly everyone to their will. At Auburn’s The Rev, it’s Frank Abagnale, the legendary con man, narrating his own fantastical story in “Catch Me If You Can.” The 2009 musical (libretto by Terrence McNally, music by Marc Shaiman, score by Shaiman and Scott Wittman) is based on the 2002 film (directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Leonardo DiCaprio), which was itself based on Abagnale’s co-written and highly exaggerated 1980 autobiography, which was in turn based on…lots of posturing, fabrications and magical thinking.Frank presents...