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'On the Waterfront' on stage at New Phoenix

By Colin Dabkowski

The masterwork of screenwriter Budd Schulberg, who died in 2009, “On the Waterfront” is about the fraught lives of New York City longshoremen and human aspiration has yet to shed its relevance. A joint project of the Subversive Theatre Collective and New Phoenix Theatre, it stars a huge cast that includes Matthew Nerber, Richard Lambert, Andrea Andolina and Gary Darling under the direction of Subversive Theater founder Kurt Schneiderman.

Here's New Phoenix director Richard Lambert on polished pro actor Darling:

“On the Waterfront,” Through May 25 in the New Phoenix Theatre, 95 Johnson Park. $15 to $25. 853-1334 or

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