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How intense is Harry Potter & The Cursed Child?

My kids (six and eight years old) want to see Harry Potter & The Cursed Child, but the recommended age on the website is 10 years old. I'm trying to avoid spoilers, so I'm reluctant to do too much googling on this. And I'd strongly prefer to see the play before I read the text. So, I'm hoping some MeFites have seen the play and can advise. How would you say it compares in scariness and overall intensity to (for example) the Harry Potter movies? [more inside]
posted by yankeefog on Aug 19, 2016 - 7 answers

Wedding readings/monologues from plays?

OK, so I have the wedding songs from musicals thing covered. Mr. 317 and I are getting married next summer, and would like to incorporate monologues from plays into our ceremony. Can you think of any great ones? Funny is okay.
posted by roomthreeseventeen on Aug 13, 2016 - 7 answers

What play features Freud's On Dreams?

I'm going through some boxes of old books I had in storage and came across this one, which isn't what it seems. I suspect it was created as a prop fro a play, but I can't think of a play I worked on, or have read that features this book. What play might have used this book prop?
posted by Toekneesan on Sep 21, 2013 - 5 answers

Looking for nuclear protest play...

Help me find this anti-nuclear protest play I saw online at some point in the last two years. [more inside]
posted by jrb223 on Mar 25, 2012 - 3 answers

I'll just go talk over here for a while.

Really good recent monologues/soliloquies in plays? [more inside]
posted by litleozy on Jul 8, 2011 - 11 answers

What Shakespeare play best fits an unofficial wander-around-town performance?

If you were doing an outdoor guerrilla community Shakespeare play, where each scene was performed in a different public place, which one would you choose? [more inside]
posted by jeffmshaw on May 11, 2011 - 24 answers

The Beginners Guide to Theatre Acting

Thespians of Metafilter: What should I, a humble stage acting newbie, expect when auditioning for a role with his local theatre company? [more inside]
posted by TheOtherGuy on Feb 5, 2011 - 7 answers

Wow! An actor who DOESN'T want to drink!

How can I make fake bottles of (non-alcoholic -- or low-alcohol) Guinness? This is for a play. The audience will be very close to the stage. The beer will be poured from Guinness bottles to glasses. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Sep 10, 2010 - 50 answers

Recent plays?

What plays from the last 50-odd years should I read? Satire, black comedy, or scathing political criticism a plus. Also plays challenging the bounds of normal theater. [more inside]
posted by beerbajay on Dec 14, 2009 - 47 answers

Writer needs to spend time with an Asperger's. In Belgium.

Writing an Asperger character : how can I get to know enough about Asperger's syndrom ? Please bear in mind that I live in Belgium. [more inside]
posted by Baud on Jul 6, 2009 - 13 answers

Precocious Children in Plays

I'm looking for plays about precocious children. [more inside]
posted by stray on Jun 26, 2009 - 16 answers

Give us a clue?

Can you think of any films that include a scene where the characters play Charades, or a similar party game? [more inside]
posted by Beardman on Jun 22, 2009 - 34 answers

Reading Austen, seeing Frayn; its like watching the Saracens in full flow.

Christmas gift ideas, please! For dad: sports or literature podcasts. For mum: tickets for a play in Leeds/London/Manchester in March/April. Suggestions for either very much appreciated! [more inside]
posted by Cantdosleepy on Dec 16, 2008 - 4 answers

Hitler, Eva, a Safehouse, and a Syringe of Blue Dye...

Eva and Hitler in an Argentinian safehouse... What is this play called? [more inside]
posted by jimmyhutch on Sep 4, 2008 - 4 answers

Looking for trial scenes...

Looking for plays with courtroom/trial scenes. [more inside]
posted by jrb223 on Jun 10, 2008 - 24 answers

Lying in the gutter, staring at the stars.

I'm thinking of getting tickets to see Speed-the-Plow at London's Old Vic theatre: I loves me some Mamet, and Kevin Spacey and Jeff Goldblum are in the lead roles. Hot dog. How can I optimise my chances of seeing Spacey and Goldblum together rather than one of them plus an understudy? My concerns may be groundless... but do the stars tend to skip an occasional performance, and if so, do they usually skip mid-week shows, or matinees? Any insider knowledge would be much appreciated. (In general I have nothing against understudies, who are often amazing in their own right. I just really want to see these guys at it.)
posted by hot soup girl on Mar 23, 2008 - 5 answers

Titus Andronicus; The Comedy

A number of years ago I witnessed a comedic reinterpretation of Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus, a decidedly non-comedic play. Can anybody direct me to more information on this version of the play? [more inside]
posted by lekvar on Nov 14, 2007 - 7 answers

Help me find a play about angels?

I had a discussion a while back where the girl I was talking to mentioned a play she had been in. It's about God going insane which in turn causes the angels to rebel in an attempt to save creation and I know it's not Angels in America. Does someone know the title of the play I'm talking about?
posted by Ndwright on Aug 3, 2006 - 6 answers

Looking for an obscure play I read in udergrad...

i am looking for the title of an obscure play; all I have for reference is the content on the preface page of the play. [more inside]
posted by jimmyhutch on Jul 30, 2006 - 4 answers

What Brechtian playwright cast children in his plays?

I'm having trouble remembering a playwright I read about long ago. IIRC, this playwright is considered an heir to the Brechtian tradition, and he accordingly hated using professional actors with practiced mannerisms. In order to achieve verfremdungseffekt when directing, he would sometimes cast high schoolers with no previous acting expreience. I think it might be Edward Bond, but I'm not sure. Any ideas? I'm pretty sure that he's British.
posted by painquale on Dec 12, 2005 - 3 answers

Help my theatre company pick our next play (must be written prior to the 20th century)

My theatre company is trying to pick our next play. We only produce "classics," but we have a broad definition of the term: basically, the play must be written prior to the 20th Century. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Nov 30, 2004 - 24 answers

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