Lead Powerhouses Head ‘Evita’ at Cygnet Theatre

History and musical theatre enthusiasts, rejoice! Cygnet Theatre has officially opened Evita, the beloved musical following Argentine political leader Eva Perón from her humble beginnings as an aspiring young actress to her death as spiritual leader of her nation. Originally ideated by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Tim Rice as a rock opera, the show runs at Cygnet’s Old Town Theatre through October 1.

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Everybody Flock to Cygnet’s Shepards

The American Dream is in reality the American Nightmare, and Sam Shepard is here to prove it. Cygnet Theatre’s very good Shep-Rep fare, comprising “True West” and “Fool for Love,” is Shepard come alive, with two emotionally raw scripts and a scathing indictment of a country that’s clearly lost its way.

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Cygnet’s fair ‘Maple and Vine’ stumbles over itself


Technology has made the 1950s seem like centuries ago, and a lot more may (or may not) have happened to human interconnectedness in the meantime. Cygnet Theatre’s “Maple and Vine” takes a look at the simpler era and the very personal reasons behind the characters’ fascination with it — but amid the nice production values and fine acting, the script fuels a debate in which the playwright doesn’t want to take part.

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