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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


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


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


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


 Thai with other accents
Establishing a neighborhood boîte amid several first-rate competitors sounds downright suicidal.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  July 25, 2007

Catarina's Italian Village

A popular local spinoff
For more than 30 years, the Italian Village Restaurant has been as much of a necessary, yet taken-for-granted institution in Wakefield as the post office.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  July 18, 2007


Life lessons

Ann Harleman's ordinary people
We can fairly presume that Ann Harleman has learned as well as taught in her capacity as creative writing instructor to visual artist students at RISD.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  July 17, 2007

New thoughts

Brown/Trinity Rep's summer fare
It’s summertime and the thoughts of even serious theatergoers turn from Proust to light beach reading.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  July 10, 2007


Lowbrow fun

Elemental Theatre’s wacky King Stag
Outdoor summer performances have so much going against them.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  July 19, 2012


The Sedarises’ silly Book of Liz
The droll, real-life satirical essays of David Sedaris have been amusing his fans for years.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  July 02, 2007

Brick Alley Pub

Exceeding expectations
Restaurants on well-touristed streets can thrive on location alone
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  June 27, 2007

Cast of characters

The faces, places, and prices of PIF4
Improv comedy sure is catching on.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  June 19, 2007


Free-form fun

The Providence Improv Fest
Amazing, isn’t it? And loads of fun.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  June 19, 2007


Village people

Irish cultures clash in Midnight Mass
It’s no news that in increasingly secular Ireland, the pub has been taking the place of the Church.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  June 19, 2007

Cap’n Jack’s

Waiting for candy-corn-on-the-cob
“You’re not buttering that clam cake, are you?”
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  June 06, 2007


Out of this world

Sandra Bernhard gets cosmic
If comedienne and singer Sandra Bernhard hadn’t invented herself, a hovering mothership beaming her down might have been acceptable.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  June 05, 2007


Making Waves

Kubuki meets punk rock at Perishable
There may be nothing new under the sun, but the permutations sure can surprise and delight in our postmodern age of appropriation.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 25, 2007


Texas two-step

URI stages a wholesome Whorehouse
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, the late ’70s musical getting an entertaining staging at URI Theatre, is quite a curious little time capsule.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 05, 2006

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