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Back to the past: Pinter revived at the Huntington
Betrayal , which premiered in 1978, is Nobel laureate Harold Pinter's most straightforward and also his most straight-backward play.
| November 21, 2012
Whistler puckers up for Ovid
A decade ago, director Mary Zimmerman won a Tony for a staging of Metamorphoses set around a pool.
| November 09, 2012
Hickory Schtick: Andrew Jackson is bloody good
Ever since Richard Nixon lost an election by sweating on TV, we have held this truth to be self-evident: America prefers a sexier president.
| November 07, 2012
The Chosen keeps the faith
The leap from page to stage for The Chosen (at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston through November 17) is more of a hop.
| November 07, 2012
Out of Afghanistan
Matthew Spangler’s stage adaptation of The Kite Runner
Matthew Spangler's stage adaptation of The Kite Runner is so faithful to Khaled Hosseini's 2003 bestseller that you might think the novel a religion.
| September 19, 2012
Gilding the Lily
The A.R.T.'s production of Lily's Revenge
Princess Diana died in 1997, so that's when Taylor Mac began contemplating The Lily's Revenge , in which, complete with petals and pot, he portrays the titular blossom.
| September 17, 2012
Ten can't-miss plays for this fall
Princess Diana died in 1997, so that's when Taylor Mac began contemplating The Lily's Revenge, in which, complete with petals and pot, he portrays the titular blossom.
| September 20, 2012
Marie Antoinette rules at ART
Last year, dramatist David Adjmi raised a stir with a site-specific tea party called Elective Affinities , in which four-time Tony winner Zoe Caldwell held court in an Upper East Side townhouse, spinning a small audience into her web of entitlement.
| September 13, 2012
GSC commits Crimes of the Heart
It must have seemed a guilty pleasure to dramatist Beth Henley to win the 1981 Pulitzer Prize for Crimes of the Heart.
| September 05, 2012
Sticks and Bones packs a wallop in Wellfleet
Good night, Vietnam
Relevance tends to turn up like the proverbial bad penny. David Rabe's 1972 Tony Award-winning Sticks and Bones , which is being revived by Wellfleet's Harbor Stage Company (through September 8), has one foot in the froth of mid-20th-century television, the other in the morass of Vietnam.
| August 28, 2012
Chad Deity is a knockout
The old actors' adage "Break a leg" does not seem an apt shout-out to the intrepid cast of The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity.
| August 14, 2012
Master Harold erupts at Gloucester Stage
I first had the autobiographical Molotov cocktail that is "Master Harold" ... and the boys hurled at me in the early 1980s, when Nelson Mandela was still a prisoner and apartheid was law in South Africa.
| August 06, 2012
Billy Elliot the Musical hums
Matthew Bourne meets Bertolt Brecht in Billy Elliot the Musical (at the Opera House through August 19).
| July 29, 2012
An unorthodox Church in Wellfleet
Take your gaze from your navel and place your eyes on the prize!
| July 27, 2012
Tir Na’s Lonesome West, A.R.T.’s Woody Sez
Suffice it to say that Leenane is no city of brotherly love.
| May 22, 2012
Xanadu from SpeakEasy; Avenue Q at Lyric Stage
Gods and monsters
Those who know their Coleridge will recall that: "In Xanadu did Kubla Khan a stately roller-dome decree."
| May 15, 2012
Felder’s Maestro; Orphans’ Mary Poppers
Hershey Felder's Maestro: Leonard Bernstein (presented by ArtsEmerson on the Paramount Mainstage through May 20) begins with black-and-white footage of its subject lecturing vigorously on Beethoven's Fifth Symphony.
| May 07, 2012
ASP tackles Troilus and Cressida
"All's false in love and war" might be a maxim for Troilus and Cressida.
| May 01, 2012
Tigers at Zeitgeist; Yesterday at Central Square
Eat my brain
Forget the elephant in the room. Depression is a big cat in Tigers Be Still, a relentlessly quirky yet endearing screwball tragicomedy by Kim Rosenstock that debuted at New York's Roundabout Underground in 2010 and is getting a sweet Boston premiere by Zeitgeist Stage Company (at the BCA Black Box through May 5).
| April 25, 2012
Luck of the Irish is good for the Huntington
There is more than one way to view A Raisin in the Sun .
| April 20, 2012
New Rep takes O’Neill’s Journey
"Oh, for Christ's sake, Papa! Can't you lay off me!" asks the younger James of the elder as "the four haunted Tyrones" are just beginning to scratch the surface of the emotional spelunking that will become Long Day's Journey into Night .
| April 13, 2012
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