Theater Review
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Imagine attending a rave at Stonehenge along with Robin Hood, Lord Byron’s bastard son, William Blake and Joe Strummer from The Clash. That’s the experience, and experience is quite the … more
The classic American musical “Oklahoma!” is now playing at Trinity Rep and it is a wonderful joy to behold. This show is sweet, soulful, soaring and simply sensational. Directed and … more
Shakespeare’s comedies end in marriage and his Tragedies end in death; or so my old English professor always said. But the ends of tales, especially fairy tales, are suffused with magic and … more
I wholeheartedly recommend Trinity Rep’s uplifting and enlightening production of “To Kill a Mockingbird.” Harper Lee’s classic American tale is, as ever, timeless and timely. … more
Murder and mayhem make for mad mischief, considerable catharsis and even a little self-reflection and meditation in two Rhode Island theatrical productions right now that are each worth a look. One … more
An old adage attributed to Ben Franklin goes: “For the want of a nail, the shoe was lost. Fort the want of a shoe, the horse was lost. For the want of a horse, the rider was lost. For the want of a rider, the battle was lost…all for the want of … more
It seems as if the world has finally caught up with Anton Chekhov. The 18th century Russian playwright was ahead of his time; his observations and writings about the follies of the human condition anticipated the 20th century’s theatre of the … more
The face of author Kurt Vonnegut Jr. is familiar to us all; a countenance complete with kindly, slightly sad eyes and a smile that is warm, wry and rueful. I imagine that Mr. Vonnegut must be beaming benignly down at Rhode Island right now, that … more
If the purpose of theatrical productions is to hold aloft that famous “mirror up to nature,” there are times when it is necessary to utilize a crazy fun-house mirror. That’s certainly the case with “Grizzly Mama” now playing at The Gamm … more
PORTSMOUTH — From Quvenzhané Wallis, 12, to Max von Sydow, 86, it seems as though acting has no age limit. This may be a result of some great actors and actresses having a late start to their careers. On the other hand, others start … more
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