Man in the High Castle

Man in the High Castle (TV Show, 2015- )

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Science Fiction | Alternate History
Rated TV-MA

5 stars

Lead Cast: Alexa Davalos (Julianna Crane), Luke Kleintank (Joe Blake), Rufus Sewell (Obergruppenführer John Smith), Joel de la Fuente (Inspector Kido), Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (Nobusuke Tagomi), Rupert Evans (Frank Frink), DJ Qualis (EdMcCarthy)

Blurb: In a dystopian America dominated by Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan, a young woman discovers a mysterious film that may hold the key to toppling the totalitarian regimes. -IMDB  Continue reading

The Piano Lesson

The Piano Lesson (The Century Cycle #4) by August Wilson (1990)

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Theatre | Drama | Historical Paranormal3.5 StarsBlurb:

“At the heart of the play stands the ornately carved upright piano which, as the Charles family’s prized, hard-won possession, has been gathering dust in the parlor of Berniece Charles’s Pittsburgh home. When Boy Willie, Berniece’s exuberant brother, bursts into her life with his dream of buying the same Mississippi land that his family had worked as slaves, he plans to sell their antique piano for the hard cash he needs to stake his future. But Berniece refuses to sell, clinging to the piano as a reminder of the history that is their family legacy. This dilemma is the real “piano lesson,” reminding us that blacks are often deprived both of the symbols of their past and of opportunity in the present.  Continue reading

Clybourne Park

Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris (2010)

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Theatre | Historical Drama5-starsBlurb:

“Clybourne Park spans two generations fifty years apart. In 1959, Russ and Bev are selling their desirable two-bedroom at a bargain price, unknowingly bringing the first black family into the neighborhood (borrowing a plot line from Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun) and creating ripples of discontent among the cozy white residents of Clybourne Park. In 2009, Continue reading