Sheldon Epps

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Review: 'Fences'

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Time has enhanced the luster of "Fences." Dozens of dysfunctional-family dramas have come and gone since its 1987 Pulitzer win, but August Wilson's tragedy of a working man at war with his family and…

Purlie

Review: 'Purlie'

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The major pizzazz of "Purlie," which won Tonys for Melba Moore and Cleavon Little in 1970, stems from its vibrant pop-gospel score. All 13 songs by Gary Geld (music) and Peter Udell (lyrics) retain…

Review: 'Purlie'

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If the Encores! presentation of "Purlie" over the weekend was a trial run for director Sheldon Epps' planned stagings this summer at Pasadena Playhouse and Chicago's Goodman Theater, with a hopeful…

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