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Pioneer Theatre Guild: Ragtime

 
Pioneer Theatre Guild: Ragtime | On stage: the people of Harlem, the people of New Rochelle, and the immigrants. On the platform: the historical characters.
On stage: the people of Harlem, the people of New Rochelle, and the immigrants. On the platform: the historical characters.

Pioneer’s production of Ragtime closed several weeks ago — nearly eight weeks ago, to be precise. But to me it feels like it closed yesterday (and I’m not just saying that because I wished I’d posted these photos on November 12). Truly, my holiday rush period renders most of November and December a blur.

But I think the real reason Ragtime still feels fresh to me is that my 10-year-old son, Max, keeps bringing it up. He saw the last matinée, and I never suspected how much it would grab him. In the first weeks after the show, all Max wanted to talk about was the Tateh character. Next, he had lots of questions about which characters were the “good guys” and which were the “bad guys” (not always so easy to differentiate or explain, but interesting to discuss). Max’s current obsession from the show is Harry Houdini. Before the holiday break, Max borrowed a Houdini biography from his school library, and he has since regaled us with all manner of Houdini trivia. Consequently, when I spied this Houdini “action figure” on the shelf at Ypsi’s The Rocket in late November, I knew that Max would be receiving it for Hanukah. Well, it immediately became one of his favorite gifts. And Max has already determined that this 5.5″ plastic Houdini will play a prominent role in the compound-machine project he has to design/build for school this coming semester.

Before rolling film, I want to make sure you have FutureStars on your radar. Because — for good reason — those tickets will be gone in a flash. Tickets for FutureStars 2013 go on sale Monday, January 7 at noon. Buy tickets online.
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Pioneer Theatre Guild: Ragtime | The People of New Rochelle: “The days were gently tinted
lavender pink, lemon and lime.”
The People of New Rochelle: “The days were gently tinted lavender pink, lemon and lime.”
Pioneer Theatre Guild: Ragtime | Younger Brother (Jordan McKay) was obsessed with stage performer Evelyn Nesbitt. | Evelyn Nesbitt (Piper Friend) in “The Crime of the Century”
Younger Brother (Jordan McKay) was obsessed with stage performer Evelyn Nesbitt. | Evelyn Nesbitt (Piper Friend) in “The Crime of the Century”
Pioneer Theatre Guild: Ragtime | Tateh (Hank Miller) and Emma Goldman (Becca Shipan) in “Success”
Tateh (Hank Miller) and Emma Goldman (Becca Shipan) in “Success”
Pioneer Theatre Guild: Ragtime | Mother: “What Kind of Woman” (Karina Stribley) | Sarah: “Your Daddy’s Son” (Sina Webster)
Mother: “What Kind of Woman” (Karina Stribley) | Sarah: “Your Daddy’s Son” (Sina Webster)
Pioneer Theatre Guild: Ragtime | “His Name Was Coalhouse Walker” (Tre Brown)
“His Name Was Coalhouse Walker” (Tre Brown)
Pioneer Theatre Guild: Ragtime | “Henry Ford”
“Henry Ford”
Pioneer Theatre Guild: Ragtime | Coalhouse and Sarah: “Wheels of a Dream” (Tre Brown and Sina Webster)
Coalhouse and Sarah: “Wheels of a Dream” (Tre Brown and Sina Webster)
Pioneer Theatre Guild: Ragtime | Tateh and his daughter are freezing and starving (Hank Miller and Maya Krugman).
Tateh and his daughter are freezing and starving (Hank Miller and Maya Krugman).
Pioneer Theatre Guild: Ragtime | Younger Brother: “The Night That Goldman Spoke at Union Square” (Jordan McKay)
Younger Brother: “The Night That Goldman Spoke at Union Square” (Jordan McKay)
Pioneer Theatre Guild: Ragtime | “Justice”
“Justice”
Pioneer Theatre Guild: Ragtime | Sarah: “President” (Sina Webster)
Sarah: “President” (Sina Webster)
Pioneer Theatre Guild: Ragtime | Father and Little Boy: “What a Game” (Andrew Nazzaro and Will Brinkerhoff)
Father and Little Boy: “What a Game” (Andrew Nazzaro and Will Brinkerhoff)
Pioneer Theatre Guild: Ragtime | Tateh and Mother: “Our Children” (Hank Miller and Karina Stribley)
Tateh and Mother: “Our Children” (Hank Miller and Karina Stribley)
Pioneer Theatre Guild: Ragtime | Houdini: “Harry Houdini, Master Escapist” (Josh Lash) | Booker T. Washington: “Look What You’ve Done” (Drew Polovick)
Houdini: “Harry Houdini, Master Escapist” (Josh Lash) | Booker T. Washington: “Look What You’ve Done” (Drew Polovick)
Pioneer Theatre Guild: Ragtime | Younger Brother to Coalhouse: “I know how to blow things up.”
Younger Brother to Coalhouse: “I know how to blow things up.”
Pioneer Theatre Guild: Ragtime | Booker T. Washington: “Look What You’ve Done” (Drew Polovick)
Booker T. Washington: “Look What You’ve Done” (Drew Polovick)
Pioneer Theatre Guild: Ragtime | Coalhouse shot outside the library. | Coalhouse Jr. with Tateh (Hamza Archer and Hank Miller)
Coalhouse shot outside the library. | Coalhouse Jr. with Tateh (Hamza Archer and Hank Miller)
Pioneer Theatre Guild: Ragtime | Directors Henry Nettleton and Neal Kelly
Directors Henry Nettleton and Neal Kelly
Pioneer Theatre Guild: Ragtime | Crazy-face out-take from the publicity shoot
Crazy-face out-take from the publicity shoot

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I welcome Max to visit my blog (click my name). It is the internet watering hole for Houdini fanatics. :)

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