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Twisted love song
Gloucester riffs on Enigma Variations
Enigma Variations isn’t very good, but I can’t tell you why.
| July 08, 2008
Easy to love
According to Tip debuts at New Rep; the ART sings Cole Porter
Given the water wings of a viable performance, one-person shows about historical figures tend to sink or swim on the raconteurship of their subjects.
| July 01, 2008
Orfeo’s Look Back in Anger; WHAT’s What the Butler Saw
Audiences must have developed shock absorbers over the course of the past 50 years.
| June 24, 2008
North Shore's snazzy revival of contact
Plus, Gurnet’s Essential Self-Defense
For a Broadway show, contact is closer to Twyla Tharp than George M. Cohan.
| June 17, 2008
Shakespeare + Company’s The Ladies Man; Gloucester Stage’s Billy Bishop
If Viagra had existed in La Belle Époque, The Ladies Man would be a very short show.
| June 10, 2008
Sleeping with the enemy
Tennessee Williams’s Milk Train stops in Hartford
Who knew the azure waters off the Amalfi Coast flowed into the River Styx?
| June 03, 2008
Gone but not forgotten
She Loves Me at the Huntington; plus Way Theatre Artists’ The Memory of Water
Before there was eHarmony, there were harmony and disharmony.
| May 27, 2008
Cardenio at the ART; King John at ASP
Cardenio , an early-17th-century play in which Shakespeare may well have had a hand, has been MIA since its debut and will doubtless remain so.
| May 19, 2008
This year’s Elliot Norton Awards
It was a Martin love fest Monday night at the 26th annual Elliot Norton Awards, Boston theater’s annual pat on the head.
| May 14, 2008
SpeakEasy’s The History Boys; Trinity’s Paris by Night
From Mr. Chips to Miss Jean Brodie, charismatic teachers have been the stuff of drama.
| May 08, 2008
Dessa Rose, Whizzin’, The Drowsy Chaperone
Perhaps only the team that triumphed with Ragtime would attempt a musical based on Sherley Anne Williams’s 1986 novel Dessa Rose .
| April 29, 2008
Winner takes all
The Four of Us at Merrimack Rep; Spin at Zeitgeist Stage Company
Itamar Moses takes the buddy vehicle and twists it early and often in The Four of Us.
| April 22, 2008
The war games
The Huntington’s The Cry of the Reed ; Travesties by the Publick
The Cry of the Reed seems torn from some particularly gruesome headlines: kidnapping, beheading, such stuff as Daniel Pearl’s final dreams were made on.
| April 15, 2008
It's out of this world
The ART hosts Elections & Erections; Trinity does Blithe Spirit
Uys’s new show takes its title from two things that were illegal when the now-63-year-old gay white man was growing up in South Africa: democracy and sex.
| April 08, 2008
Paint by numbers
Three Tall Women at the Lyric; 7 Blowjobs from Theatre on Fire
Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women are really one tall woman, and she’s a tall order.
| April 01, 2008
A Delicate Balance; The Gibson Girl; Some Men
A Delicate Balance is 40 years old now, but like the patrician clan at the frightened heart of it, the play has good bones.
| March 25, 2008
Shining City at the Huntington; ASP’s The Tempest
The cupboards of Irish dramaturgy are crammed with ghosts.
| March 18, 2008
Avenue Q is the street where you live
Where does Gen-X move when it’s way too old for Sesame Street and way too poor for Park Avenue?
| March 14, 2008
Rachel Corrie and Pieces stand off in the Middle East
Two young women are coming of age on stage as part of New Repertory Theatre’s “Their Voices Will Be Heard” series.
| March 12, 2008
Ryan Landry revives Medea
My dad used to tell a joke connecting the author of Medea to a pair of pants. The Italian-inflected punch line: “Euripides?” “You menda dese.”
| February 26, 2008
Julius Caesar at the ART; The Scene at Lyric Stage
Those who went to high school in the 1960s may feel a wave of déjà vu at the American Repertory Theatre’s Julius Caesar .
| February 19, 2008
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