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Getting pregnant – planned or unplanned – is a huge challenge for any relationship. Joy and excitement are matched by fear of the unknown and possible worries about whether or not they’ll make good parents, can afford this life change, or even that they will both want to be together forever as a commitment to this new life. ‘Silly’ worries may play on the mind but...

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On Tuesday night March 29th, after the preview of Coram Boy, there will be a special talkback that will focus on international slavery, the meaning and monitoring or Free Trade, and what we can do to help eliminate the gruesome human cost of making a buck.

 

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The Ithaca College main-stage season begins with Plumfield, Iraq by Barbara Lebow, an unflinching look at the havoc a distant military conflict wreaks on small-town American life. The fall musical is Light in the Piazza, written by Craig Lucas with music and lyrics by Adam Guettel (Floyd Collins), set in Italy and based on a novella by Elizabeth Spencer. Presented...

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“The way a nation treats its poor and unfortunate citizens, most especially its children, is the mark of how civilized it truly is.” —Gaddarn, Coram Boy

I have found, over time, that I can never really know what I will uncover in my research and explorations in preparation for a play. I know I can count on historical background, accounts of manners and social form,...

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Thomas Coram and the Foundling Hospital

by Emily Viterese, Assistant Dramaturg

Captain Thomas Coram born in 1668 was the founder of the Foundling Hospital located in London. Before he retired to his home in London with his wife he was the master of a trading vessel between England and Massachusetts. He would frequently travel into the city on business and saw...

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