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  • From MOJA to MAGA: Staging the African-American experience

    Our theater critic looks back at this year's fest
      The dynamic and expansive 2018 MOJA Festival has come and gone, but its pair of theater offerings resonates still. Together, they offered an eye-opening study in contrasts circling around the topic of being upwardly mobile and black in America. Both productions played on the Dock Street Theatre stage, bookending the festival each with four-day runs. However, each took an altogether different tack in considering African American advancement, from tender winks to tragic reckonings.
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  • Charleston Stage's Mamma Mia! is ABBA-Happy

    That Seventies Show
      Bedazzled bellbottoms, fluffed-up feather boas and plenty of frothy pop usher in Charleston Stage's 2018-19 season, loading up the Dock Street Theatre stage with pure, unapologetic fun. The company is getting their seventies on by way of Mamma Mia!, a new production of playwright Catherine Johnson's ABBA-happy show that, since its 1999 West End debut, has enjoyed hearty runs on Broadway and beyond — plus a 2008 film rendition starring A-listers like Meryl Streep and Colin Firth.
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