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Nixon being Nixon

Gamm’s funny night at the White House
Nixon’s Nixon is to Richard Nixon what Dante’s Inferno was to Satan, though less sympathetic.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  October 30, 2007


Role playing

PC acts up in Noises Off
For a couple of hours, this talented troupe has us believing that it’s just that simple — and that funny.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  October 30, 2007

Cattails City Grill

Adding up to a fine time
It’s the little things that count in a restaurant experience, n’est pas?
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  October 24, 2007


Intense states

Logic meets emotional truth in Weightless
English-born, Australia-raised playwright Christine Evans appreciates any style of theater if it’s done well.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  October 24, 2007

Detective comics

Brown’s playful City of Angels
Tough guys and loose women populate the lighthearted musical City of Angels like tykes playing dress-up.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  October 24, 2007


Get-together seeks answers on improved transit

Local motion
Angeles drivers aren’t the only ones who can’t give up their dependence on cars.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  October 17, 2007


Tears and joy

PBRC’s Two Can Play finds a moving balance
Yet soon, lo and behold, we find ourselves in a comedy, and the only battles are between the sexes.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  October 16, 2007


Good Stuff

URI finds humor at the White House
News and exposés about the Iraq war have been draining us mosquito-style over the years.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  October 16, 2007

Pane e Vino

A loaf of bread, a glass of wine
Yes, there seem to be more Italian restaurants on Federal Hill than pigeons in the Piazza San Marco.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  October 10, 2007

Blissful bustle

RWU Theatre’s frisky Hay Fever
As vicarious fun goes, following about a party of squabbling hosts and befuddled guests at a country estate might not be much to recommend Hay Fever.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  October 09, 2007


Wilde thing

2nd Story’s Gross Indecency
Kaufman has revitalized the staged docudrama with imagination and arrow-swift directness, and 2nd Story Theatre is demonstrating just how that looks.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  October 09, 2007

Rodizio Steakhouse

All you can meat
Pity the poor carnivore, in most dining settings.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  September 26, 2007


World of wonder

David Wilson's wry offerings
You’d be surprised at how many people take the wry offerings of David Wilson’s Museum of Jurassic Technology completely seriously.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  September 25, 2007


Stark contrasts

Trinity Rep’s All the King’s Men is a masterpiece
The 20th anniversary production of Trinity Repertory Company’s All the King’s Men is remarkable, not simply a skillful reprise but a re-envisioning.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  September 25, 2007


Serious business

Oscar Wilde, Richard Nixon, and Real-Life In Baghdad
Playwright and director Moisés Kaufman likes to say that Oscar Wilde was the first performance artist.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  September 19, 2007


Worth seeing

Heroes, fakes, abstracts, and figures
Three exhibitions will catch your attention at the RISD Museum.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  September 19, 2007


Voices in his head

John Roarke's multiple personalities
Even Jon Stewart can do Dubya. But John Roarke also does a good Al Gore, a very good Bill Clinton, and an uncanny Woody Allen.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  September 18, 2007


Then is now

Trinity Rep’s timely All the King’s Men
The more things change, the more they stay the same.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  September 12, 2007


What is normal?

The Gamm's moving Elephant Man
The Gamm has done it again, giving us a performance not to be missed.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  September 12, 2007


Body talk

Ben Johnson’s striking transformations
Although Ben Johnson has been seriously committed to acting for only 2-1/2 years, he was the only person that artistic director Tony Estrella considered for the demanding title role in The Elephant Man .
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  September 04, 2007

Local 121

Regional and reasonably priced
My usual dining companion doesn’t order shrimp anymore because she’s tired of asking where they came from.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  August 29, 2007

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