Transforming “The Ugly Duckling:” A New Telling of an Old Tale at Allentown Public Theatre

Many readers might be familiar with Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale, The Ugly Duckling— but you may not know of Willow Reichard-Flynn’s retelling. Recently performed at the Allentown Public Theatre, Reichard-Flynn’s modern The Ugly Duckling portrays the classic story of a social outcast being bullied for being different, but with a significant twist. In the…

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Allentown Public Theatre Comes Clean

According to a statistic from the National Institute of Health, over 100 people die from opioid overdoses each day in the United States. Opioids — a category of drugs which includes varieties of both prescription and street drugs  — pose a grave concern due to ease of access. Substance abuse narratives often focus on working-class…

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