It’s time for murder, mayhem and mystery at the Millbrook Playhouse

MILL HALL, PA – Beginning on Friday, Oct. 22 Millbrook Playhouse will present the classic thriller Deathtrap by Ira Levin on the Ryan Main Stage. Deathtrap follows the story of playwright Sidney Bruhl, a successful writer of Broadway thrillers, who is struggling to overcome a dry spell that has resulted in a string of failures and a shortage of funds. A possible break in his fortunes occurs when he receives a script from a student in the seminar he has been conducting at a nearby college—a thriller which Sidney recognizes immediately as a potential Broadway hit. Sidney’s plan, which he devises with his wife’s help, is to offer collaboration to the student, an idea which the younger man quickly accepts. After that, suspense mounts steadily as the plot begins to twist and turn with devilish cleverness and with such an abundance of thrills and laughter that audiences will be held enthralled until the final, startling moments of the play.
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12 Signs Of Gaslighting In A Relationship And How To Shut It Down

If you don’t know what gaslighting is, you definitely need to read this entire article. Gaslighting is when someone emotionally manipulates you into thinking that you’re in the wrong or that your way of thinking is crazy or irrational. It’s, unfortunately, a very common tactic used in toxic relationships and one that you need to definitely be on the lookout for in yours. Here are some signs that you’re being gaslit in your relationship and that you need to get out as fast as you can.
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Asbury Park Press

Love bread? Here are 5 places to find great loaves at the NJ Shore

Puzzles, bicycles, treadmills, swimming pools and trampolines: All of these surged in popularity during the pandemic. Then came sourdough. Stuck at home with nothing but time, home bakers dove into the world of homemade bread, tucking containers of their prized sourdough starters – called "the mother" – into corners of their refrigerators and trying to remember to refresh its flour and water (that's called "feeding") every few days.

Waterworks presents The Odd Couple

It’s time to celebrate as the Waterworks Players return to enhance Farmville’s arts scene with its first live and in-person production since the pandemonium of the COVID pandemic. Director Don Blaheta’s choice of Neil Simon’s enormously funny play The Odd Couple: Female Version is a welcome antidote for the turbulent and very odd times we’ve all endured and are still going through. Blaheta has ably directed previous Waterworks plays: Gaslight (2018) and Chess (2019). When COVID-19 disrupted live theater across the globe, Blaheta and a committed Waterworks staff skillfully launched an online production of A Christmas Carol to bring some cheer. This year, Baheta and his fine cast have ably met the in-person restart challenges: “At every rehearsal, the whole cast has been masked, and that’s certainly been a little weird; but we all got really good at wearing masks this last year, so it’s not that weird. And pretty much everything else feels really, gratifyingly, reassuringly normal. It’s great to be back!”

First the Globe, then the Gaslight-Baker: Macbeth makes debut in Lockhart

Continuing at breakneck speed, the Gaslight-Baker Theatre and its players open another groundbreaking production less than one month after Murder on the Orient Express. A brave Scottish general named Macbeth receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders the king and takes the Scottish throne for himself. The famous William Shakespeare play was directed by Bridget Farias Gates.

TVD Live Shots: WILLOW at The Royale, 10/13

BOSTON, MA | WILLOW charmed fans at in Boston Wednesday night with a sold-out electric showcase of vocals, guitar and drums. Connecting with fans as friends, she sang to them as if they were just catching up. Stunning and sweet, each moment between songs was an opportunity for gratitude and WILLOW missed no opportunity to give thanks.
The Christian Science Monitor

How ‘gaslighting’ became a common accusation

My son told me recently that I was gaslighting him. What did that mean, actually? I found myself in sympathy with a contributor to Urban Dictionary, a crowdsourced online collection of slang, which defined gaslighting as “a word you google when your significant other accuses you of doing it to them.” It is also the rare word whose etymology we can be precise about – it comes from the title of a play, “Gaslight.”

Gaslighting May Be a Common Manipulation Strategy for Narcissists

When someone thinks about what truly makes up a narcissist, typically the first thought is manipulation. Narcissists are all about what they can get for themselves. Everything in a narcissist's world centers around their own desires and beliefs. A heavy hand of manipulation comes in when a narcissist needs to ensure or strengthen their power over someone.

Keep the Fandome Fun Going with New DC Comics Merch

In case you missed it, this weekend DC hosted its second annual Fandome livestream! Over the course of about 4 hours on Saturday, the DC Comics team gave updates on upcoming movies, TV shows, video games, comic books, and more from the DC Universe. Some of the most buzzed-about reveals...

Kill the Justice League: Evil Superman Could Be the Best Video Game Superman

I’ll never give up on the idea that someone can find a way to get Superman truly right as the playable hero of a video game, but after seeing a little more of Superman in Kill the Justice League, I’m increasingly convinced that Rocksteady may be well on-track to giving us the most compelling video game version of Superman that we’ve seen yet.

The Batman Action Figures and Statues Launch for DC FanDome 2021

DC FanDome 2021 took place today, October 16th, and the event included a ton of big announcements and reveals. This included the highly anticipated second trailer for Matt Reeves' The Batman starring Robert Pattinson. The first LEGO sets from the film were unveiled last week, and today, in celebration of DC FanDome, we got the first action figures from McFarlane Toys and statues from DC Direct.

Robert Pattinson’s Batman Get a Gorgeous Statue-DC FanDome 2021

Bat fans looking forward to Batman’s films are also looking forward to Robert Pattinson’s repetitive statue of Caped Crusader. The new statue, unveiled at DC FanDome 2021, will be available later next year. The statues are designed with the input of Batman directors and producers to make them look real. The statue features Pattinson as Batman standing on the Batman logo. He is in an action pose, preparing to throw a batalan. Please see the statue below.
Anchorage Press

Constituents file petition application to recall assembly Member Jamie Allard

A press release issued this afternoon by the Recall Jamie Allard group states that the group has filed an application with the Anchorage Municipal Clerk to recall Anchorage Assembly Member Jamie Allard for what the group says is Allard’s divisive rhetoric, unethical conduct and ineffective leadership. In their press release,...

What is your most twisted story of gaslighting?

This is mine, still haunting me, has come back to my mind recently. This guy tells me over the phone that he has new supply. I reply we should cut contact and I will drop off my copy of his flat key in the mail. He insists we should talk about things in person.