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A life on the boards

Trinity’s Fred Sullivan, Jr. hits 100
An actor who has done 100 productions at the same theater?
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 14, 2010


Rhode Island’s First Family of Poetry

Words, Words, Words
Husband and wife Keith and Rosmarie Waldrop will be giving a reading at the Providence Central Library, on Washington Street, on Sunday, April 11 at 2 pm. That’s no small matter for poetry lovers.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 08, 2010


A timeless tale

Feminism is at the fore in PC’s Little Women
Ever since it was published in 1868, Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women has been inspiring generation after generation of strong-minded girls to grow into independent women.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 08, 2010


No sombreros allowed
Sometimes you don’t want just a taco or two, or the usual burrito stuffed with rice and beans as the quickest way to fill you up.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  May 17, 2010


Sweet inspiration

Mixed Magic’s When Mahalia Sings
For more than three decades, until her death in 1972, Mahalia Jackson’s powerful contralto voice raised the spirits of even nonbelievers through her inspiring gospel singing. In an original production, Mixed Magic Theatre is reminding us about her legacy in the premiere of When Mahalia Sings .
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 08, 2010


The con goes on

2nd Story’s The Voysey Inheritance
David Mamet has always had a professional fascination with confidence men who pretend to be businessmen.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 31, 2010

Taking aim

A play within a play in Stoppard’s Hound
Sometimes even playwrights just wanna have fun.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 31, 2010

Sonoma Grille

A lot more than retsina
Sonoma Grille has a lot going for it.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  May 17, 2010


How to tell the truth

Phil Goldman has a lot to say
You may never have been so upset about being a twentysomething virgin that you hired a sexual surrogate for professional help, but odds are that if you had you’d just gulp and keep it to yourself.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 24, 2010


Classic drama

The Gamm’s masterful Glass Menagerie
Theater classics are at a significant disadvantage: overfamiliarity.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 17, 2010


Dogging it

The 101 Dalmatians Musical has legs
There isn't much that's cuter than little doggies, except maybe kittens and babies, but try getting them to parade in a line.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 17, 2010

Sawaddee Thai Restaurant

Let a thousand spices bloom
Sometimes I think back to when there were no Thai restaurants in Providence.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 17, 2010


The joy of risk

Michael Moschen is alive!
The solo performances of Michael Moschen have many elements to them: dance movement, juggling, theater, pantomime, the balancing and acrobatic skills of a circus artist, the illusion-making craft of a magician.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 10, 2010

Pulling the strings

Brown’s Lulu is a tragic farce
Bourgeois society has always been an easy target because it has always been such a broad one.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 10, 2010


Ballad of a Dead Man

Trinity Rep’s Cell Phone fills in the blanks
It all starts harmlessly enough. A woman in a nearly empty café, annoyed by a ringing phone ignored by its owner, picks it up and answers. She might as well have flipped open Pandora's Nokia.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 03, 2010

Edgewood Café

For neighborly gourmands
The Edgewood Café's slogan is "casual neighborhood dining with a gourmet touch," and every adjective is scout's honor true.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 05, 2010


Communication breakdown

Trinity Rep answers the Dead Man’s Cell Phone
As soon as the interview gets going, her cell phone buzzes.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  February 16, 2010

Bruna’s Table

Careful, but not fussy
Considering that Westerly has a large population with Italian heritage, it's curious that the town is not known for good Italian restaurants.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  February 10, 2010

Dan’s Place

Comfort food in the wilds of West Greenwich
We didn't notice any grizzlies or cougars as road kill on our trek to Dan's Place, though we kept our eyes peeled there in the wilds of West Greenwich.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  February 03, 2010


Earnestly funny

2nd Story fulfills its Comic Potential
Considering that Alan Ayckbourn may be the most staged living English playwright besides Shakespeare, as some accounts declare, why isn't he produced more often in American theaters?
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  February 03, 2010


A memoir, a tour, and a state coming to grips with slavery

History Dept.
The latest turn in Rhode Island's complicated dialogue with its slaveholding past: a yearlong project encouraging locals to read a memoir by the son of a freed slave.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  January 27, 2010

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