For about 70 minutes, Laiona Michelle as Mary simmers and crackles as a live wire at the center of Christopher Demos-Brown's "American Hero." Her presence is foreboding and volatile, mostly for what she seems to be struggling to keep contained below the surface. She clearly challenges the suburban bliss of the play's setting, but she's pleasant enough: cracks some jokes, enjoys some drinks.
Old houses collect more than just dust, clothes, and keepsakes: they often also brim with anxieties, fears, secrets, and love. The stately Victorian house setting of "What Stays," a new play at Summit's Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, fosters a space for all this baggage and more. As a family comes together to clean out a lifetime's worth of shelves and closets, the play delves into the bruised psyches of each of its eight characters.
"Razorhurst" is a world-premiere musical featuring the ghosts of two ruthless female gang leaders from early 20th century Australia debating their crimes and legacies in a contemporary coffeeshop populated by the show's audience. That's a mouthful, and a lot to wrap one's head around in this 90-minute show at West Orange's Luna Stage, but there is much to enjoy in this promising offering from Kate Mulley (books and lyrics) and Andy Peterson (music).
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".