Raise the curtain

By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 28, 2011

Mixed Magic Theatre is presenting a trio of plays by founder Ricardo Pitts-Wiley. His one-man show 35 MILES FROM DETROIT will run January 28-February 26, followed by MOBY-DICK: THEN AND NOW (March 1–31); and THE WELL OF WOMEN (March 20-21). The first play is a semi-autobiographical monologue, and the 1997 review on these pages observed that "black rage gets brilliantly illuminated in the quiet voice of a baker briskly kneading dough. He does it from habit now, he says to the narrator, but originally it was 'so I could go to bed each night knowing I hadn't killed anybody.' "

Providence Performing Arts Center's Broadway Series will present SHREK THE MUSICAL (January 3-8); MARY POPPINS (February 8-19); COME FLY AWAY (March 2-4); THE ADDAMS FAMILY (March 20-25); and BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL (April 24-29).

In South County, Courthouse Center for the Arts takes on AVENUE Q (February 16-March 4) and JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT (March 22-April 4). And Contemporary Theater Company will stage its 7TH ANNUAL 24-HOUR PLAY FESTIVAL on January 7 at the South Kingstown High School Auditorium.

< prev  1  |  2  | 
  Topics: Theater , Curt Columbus, Racine, The Merchant of Venice,  More more >
| More

Most Popular
Share this entry with Delicious
  •   MEN AT WORK  |  April 16, 2014
    The Pulitzer Prize Board, which likes to honor theatrical gems of Americana, may have been remiss in not nominating David Rabe’s 1984 ' Hurlyburly .'
  •   SEARCHING FOR CLUES  |  April 09, 2014
    A "girl detective" makes her  world premiere.
  •   ROSE-COLORED MEMORIES  |  April 09, 2014
    Incessant media accounts of horrific events can prompt compassion fatigue.
  •   MENTAL SHRAPNEL  |  April 02, 2014
    Brave or foolhardy? The Wilbury Theatre Group is presenting Sarah Kane’s controversial Blasted , a 1995 play that at the time was decried as juvenile, taken to the woodshed by critics, and flayed to shreds.
  •   A ROWDY ROMP  |  March 26, 2014
    In his time, Georges Feydeau was to theater what McDonald’s is to cuisine — cheap, easy to consume, and wildly popular.

 See all articles by: BILL RODRIGUEZ