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Company One's Book of Grace

America play
America, from sink to shining sink: that's the real subject of Suzan-Lori Parks's domestic explosion, The Book of Grace.  
By: CAROLYN CLAY  |  April 26, 2011

review of theater play Sons of the Prophet at Calderwood

Calling Kahlil

Sons of the Prophet can't live on laughs
Sons of the Prophet can't live on laughs
By: STEVE VINEBERG  |  April 22, 2011

breaking the code in central square

Underground Railway Theater cracks Breaking the Code

Top secrets
Turing is no grandstanding stammerer. The occasional, pained hesitation is a small if integral part of a portrayal that captures the decorated Turing's almost giddy passion for mathematics and his prophetic belief in the development of computers.
By: CAROLYN CLAY  |  April 15, 2011

merchant of venice review at cutler majestic theatre

Abraham and company deliver the goods

Mighty merchant
The Rialto intersects Wall Street in Theatre for a New Audience's steely, droll, and deeply disquieting The Merchant of Venice (presented by ArtsEmerson at the Cutler Majestic Theatre through April 10).
By: CAROLYN CLAY  |  April 01, 2011

hair in boston directed by diane paulus

A buff Hair hits the Colonial

Aging Aquarian
At the close of the second act of last Thursday's performance of Hair , as the cast disrobed, an audience member began yelling loud enough to be heard over the mawkish ensemble number, "Where Do I Go."
By: EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  March 30, 2011


ArtsEmerson celebrates a legendary director

Brook marks
Sometimes Samuel Beckett is baggy pants whittled to the contours of a Giacometti sculpture. Eminent British director Peter Brook, now 86, not only gets that but also relates to it.
By: CAROLYN CLAY  |  April 04, 2011


The Select (The Sun Also Rises); Educating Rita

English 101
It's a tough assignment: to create a forward-moving play out of the tightly orchestrated aimlessness that is Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises .
By: CAROLYN CLAY  |  March 25, 2011


Elevator Repair Service tackles Hemingway

Road trip
Road trip
By: CAROLYN CLAY  |  March 18, 2011


Love and Robots in Death and the Powers: The Robots' Opera

In Tod Machover's new opera, Death and the Powers , high technology meets high anxiety
A third of the way through the opera Death and the Powers: the Robots' Opera , the leading man becomes a machine.
By: CHRIS DAHLEN  |  March 18, 2011


Review: Zeitgeist Stage's My Wonderful Day

Child's play
"Little pitchers have big ears," the saying goes. In My Wonderful Day, which is getting its Boston premiere from Zeitgeist Stage Company (at the BCA Plaza Black Box through March 26), the little pitcher also has a notebook in which she is inscribing the title essay. And what a day for it!
By: CAROLYN CLAY  |  March 17, 2011

F. Murray Abraham brings his Shylock to ArtsEmerson

From Cleopatra to Picasso to Alan Turing: Spring theater in Boston

Familiar faces
Famous historical figures come to life on the Boston theater scene this spring.
By: MADDY MYERS  |  March 14, 2011

Prometheus Bound

Carolyn Clay reviews Prometheus Bound, Reasons To Be Pretty, DollHouse

Dionysius does not appear in Prometheus Bound, but that doesn't stop the American Repertory Theater from turning the 2500-year-old shout-out against tyranny attributed to Aeschylus into a bacchanal (at Oberon through April 2).
By: CAROLYN CLAY  |  March 11, 2011


Review: The Hotel Nepenthe; Ti-Jean & His Brothers; Pussy on the House

Islands in the storm
"Only connect," advises E.M. Forster, failing to add, "And be weird." John Kuntz, however, hears that double directive, perhaps blowing in the wind, and responds with The Hotel Nepenthe .
By: CAROLYN CLAY  |  March 02, 2011

Carolyn Clay review's The A.R.T.'s 21st-century Ajax

The A.R.T.'s 21st-century Ajax

Soldier's  tale
An embittered soldier who snaps and commits a heinous act of violence? It's a wonder Sophocles's Ajax isn't performed as often as Hamlet .
By: CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 22, 2011

Mary Poppins at Boston Opera House

Mary Poppins touches down at the Opera House

Mary Poppins touches down at the Opera House
"A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down," Julie Andrews sang in Walt Disney's 1964 movie-musical adaptation of Mary Poppins . The medicine in P.L. Travers's original children's stories — eight volumes spanning the years 1934–1988 — was more like a rum punch.  
By: JEFFREY GANTZ  |  February 24, 2011


The sound of tyranny

System of a Down's Serj Tankian soundtracks the A.R.T.'s production of Prometheus Bound
There are musicians, and then there are polymath musicians. How to tell the difference?  
By: DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  February 18, 2011


Review: Actors' Shakespeare Project essays Cymbeline

Good Will hunting
If you're thinking that Shakespeare never released a greatest-hits play, you've never seen Cymbeline . Then again, that wouldn't put you in a very elite group, since this late (1610 or 1611) romance is one of the Bard's least-produced works.
By: JEFFREY GANTZ  |  February 16, 2011


Review: My Name Is Asher Lev at the Lyric

As the late Chaim Potok might have said, "Oy!"
By: ED SIEGEL  |  February 16, 2011

Mark O’Rowe’s Terminus at Paramount Theatre in Boston

Rhyme time at the Paramount Theatre

Mark O’Rowe’s Terminus
Rhyme time at the Paramount Theatre for Mark O’Rowe’s Terminus.
By: JEFFREY GANTZ  |  February 10, 2011


Review: The Druid’s fine trip to Inishmaan

Cripple kicking
Although Martin McDonagh’s The Cripple of Inishmaan is the least likely of his plays to provoke a riot, as John Millington Synge’s The Playboy of the Western World did at its 1907 Dublin premiere, it is the most Synge-like of the Anglo-Irish dramatist’s works.
By: CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 04, 2011


Review: SpeakEasy makes the best of Nine

Less than 10
Music had better be the food of love in Nine , because there's little else in the Tony-winning show to indicate why its middle-aged, three-timing protagonist is such a chick magnet.
By: CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 01, 2011

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