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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

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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

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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

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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

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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



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Worth seeing

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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Local color

Bill Flanagan’s TV eye shines in New Bedlam
Bill Flanagan certainly had a lot of himself and Rhode Island to bring to his second novel.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  August 28, 2007

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It’s a family affair

New Bedlam offers a different kind of reality TV
You'd think from the title that New Bedlam is committed to the broadly satirical.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  August 28, 2007

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Power struggle

2nd Story’s enjoyable State of the Union
If the foibles and failings of presidential politics drive you crazy every election cycle, you may not be able to take the latest offering from 2nd Story Theatre.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  August 21, 2007

Handle with care

The Demons' life lessons
Drama is basically about the conflicts people have when they try to get what they want and other people get in the way.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  August 21, 2007



Pineapples On the Bay

(Psst: don't tell anybody)
Let me tell you about the out-of-the-way Pineapples On the Bay.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  August 15, 2007

Mixing it up

Perishable’s Fledging Festival
Perishable Theatre has dedicated itself to being a research theater, adopting a chemistry lab flask in its logo to emphasize the point.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  August 14, 2007

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When in Rome . . .

TBTS returns with A Funny Thing
Pretty soon the last four years might seem like just an unusually long winter break.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  August 14, 2007

Cinemania

The 11th annual Rhode Island International Film Festival
It may be in Little Rhody, but the 11th Annual Rhode Island International Film Festival is the biggest film festival in New England.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  July 31, 2007

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Power play

The timely (and timeless) Born Yesterday
A play about political corruption always goes down easier with a little humor.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  July 31, 2007


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