“A show of hands,” Dr. Nick Neupauer engages the crowd of 100 gathered at the Ellwood City Area Chamber of Commerce’s Christmas dinner and annual meeting.
“Who remembers the Majestic?” the president of Butler County Community College and an Ellwood City native asks at the outset of his keynote “Dare to Dream: Ellwood City in the 21st Century” speech.
Hands that once clutched movie tickets to those two theaters in the borough begin to raise from the 12 circular tables at the Connoquenessing Country Club. Read more...
On stage, Weisz's breakthrough role was that of Gilda in Sean Mathias 's 1994 revival of Noël Coward 's Design for Living at the Gielgud Theatre ,   for which she received the London Critics' Circle Award for the most promising newcomer.   Her portrayal was described as "wonderful" by a contemporary review.  In 1999, she played the role of Catherine in the Donmar Warehouse production of Tennessee Williams ' Suddenly Last Summer ,  What's on Stage called her "captivating", stating that she brought "a degree of credibility to a difficult part".  The same year, Weisz appeared in Neil LaBute 's The Shape of Things at the Almeida Theatre , then temporarily located in London's King's Cross .  CurtainUp called her "a sophisticated, independent artist" with "great stage presence".  In 2009, she appeared as Blanche DuBois , in Rob Ashford 's revival of the play A Streetcar Named Desire .  Her performance in the play was praised by the critics, the Daily Telegraph noted that she "rises to the challenge magnificently".  Weisz and her husband starred in a Broadway play titled Betrayal . It began performances in October 2013, and continued until January 2014.   Despite mixed reviews, it grossed $ million, becoming the second highest Broadway play of 2013.