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In war and love

PBRC'S A Time of Fire burns slowly
PBRC'S A Time of Fire burns slowly
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  February 18, 2009

Review: Walter's

 Chef Walter Potenza: A one-man food industry
It's easy to imagine Chef Walter Potenza as a boy in Abruzzo, playing with kitchen utensils and recipes like other boys play with toy trucks and chemistry sets.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  February 11, 2009

Social studies

Trinity brings new life to A Raisin In the Sun
She was simply trying to shape an incident in her life into convincing theater.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  February 04, 2009


Miller and Bettencourt document TB epidemic

Reel Life
You wouldn't think G. Wayne Miller would have time left to blink, considering the work he delivers
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  February 04, 2009


The Front Page

Breaking news: timeless fun at 2nd Story
The Front Page 's timeless fun at 2nd Story
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  January 28, 2009

Review: deca go go

S tream of surrealism
If you're enjoying Elemental Theatre's wild and whimsical deca*go*go at Perishable Theatre (through March 1), you're not likely to be reminded of Elizabethan sonnets, but think about it.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  January 29, 2009


Earth and Ocean
An upscale restaurant in an upscale hotel is disadvantaged in ways that give the advantage to us.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  January 29, 2009

Providence lawyer plays pioneering role in suing terrorists

National Security
The use of Predator drones and covert Special Forces teams is bound to be satisfying for many victims of terrorism.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  January 21, 2009


Review: Awake and Sing!

Out of time
Written at the beginning of the Depression, Clifford Odets's Awake and Sing! sounds from its title like a paean to American exuberance and chest-thumping optimism.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  January 21, 2009


Review: La Voce's Most Massive Woman Wins

Weighty matter
As issue theater goes, The Most Massive Woman Wins isn't strident, just relentless.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  January 21, 2009


Classy snacks and entrées
Restaurants in food-oriented cities like Providence can be relied upon to beget spin-offs that, like high-achieving children, strive to make their parents proud. Thus was born Bacaro, the highly regarded prodigy that arrived in the spring of 2007.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  January 15, 2009


City life

Pawtucket Rising hails the Bucket
Pawtucket Rising hails the Bucket
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  January 14, 2009


To tell the truth

Sharing stories at Live Bait
Stories. We all have them.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  January 07, 2009

Angkor Restaurant

Cambodian with a Khmer accent
There is an interesting story behind many of the recipes at Angkor Restaurant.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 29, 2008


Making magic

Rediscovering the thrill of discovery
Ever since the Greeks learned to keep their masks on straight and not bump into the statuary, theaters and theatergoers have been learning more and more about how the magic works.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 23, 2008

European Café

A tasty little getaway
At this time of year, when the weather is messing with us and we don't know whether we're going to romp sand or shovel snow, a restaurant like this can be a lifesaver.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 22, 2008


Adam Bock is a good listener

Talking the talk
When Adam Bock first came to Providence in the late '80s, after a friend told him there was this great playwriting teacher at Brown, he was busting with unstoppable aspiration
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 19, 2008


Not-so-silent night

Miss Pixie's tongue-in-cheek Extravaganza!!!
Oh, what Miss Pixie wouldn't give to be loved. Pride? Dignity? Self-awareness? Check, check, check.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 16, 2008

Star search

Miss Pixie's long, strange trip
The winsome and irrepressible Miss Pixie was born at Perishable Theatre for 2002-03 post-show discussions, the whimsical suggestion of Marilyn Busch, who was the theater's publicist at the time.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 16, 2008


In the spirit

Trinity Rep's heartening Christmas Carol
Trinity Rep's heartening Christmas Carol
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 10, 2008

First-rate fare

The Brown/Trinity Rep Consortium
Providence used to be a more interesting theater town back before its off-Trinity mainstays, 2nd Story Theatre and the Gamm, moved up and over to Pawtucket and Warren, respectively.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 10, 2008

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