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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
Time Stands Still at The Lyric
I am a camera
Is war correspondence a calling or a kick?
| February 28, 2012
Jung Chang's memoir reduced at A.R.T.
Confucius might have doubted the wisdom of bringing Wild Swans to the stage.
| February 22, 2012
Gamm's Festen; plus Whistler's Fen
"Denmark's a prison," opined Hamlet some 400 years ago.
| February 01, 2012
Green Eyes at the Ames; Robbie McCauley's Sugar
Forget the Hotel California; welcome to the Hotel Tennessee.
| January 24, 2012
Huntington pays tribute to God of Carnage
If Lord of the Flies wanted an upscale-urban bookend, it could do worse than God of Carnage (presented by the Huntington Theatre Company at the BU Theatre through February 5).
| January 18, 2012
Red explores Rothko's emotional palette
Mark Rothko sees red in Red — and not just when staring hard at his iconic Seagram murals.
| January 10, 2012
David Wheeler, 1925–2012
Why did news of David Wheeler's death last week come as such a shock?
| January 11, 2012
Apollinaire's progressive Uncle Vanya
Guns go off in Uncle Vanya. And in Apollinaire Theatre Company's production (at Chelsea Theatre Works through January 22), the title character is one of them.
| January 04, 2012
When it came to home teams vs. visitors, audiences were the winners
It's been the visitors versus the home teams this year.
| December 20, 2011
Kathleen Turner can't save High
The most shocking thing about High (at the Cutler Majestic Theatre through December 11) is not that Kathleen Turner plays a nun.
| December 13, 2011
Three Viewings; Ultimate Christmas (abridged)
Death takes a holiday
Instead of sugarplums, New Repertory Theatre is serving up funeral meats.
| December 06, 2011
Ain't Misbehavin' at Lyric Stage
If the current campaign against obesity means we have to hate Fats Waller, well, to hell with it.
| November 29, 2011
Company One owns The Brother/Sister Plays
Symbolism blows over swampland in The Brother/Sister Plays , a hypnotic trilogy making its area debut courtesy of Company One (at the BCA Plaza through December 3).
| November 16, 2011
Mabou Mines deconstructs Ibsen, plus The Civilians
In the Heights
I have been looking forward to this Obie-winning allegory built on Ibsen's A Doll's House since it opened in New York in 2003.
| November 08, 2011
Cambridge moves to Boston in Before I Leave You
Fear of mortality is a domino in Before I Leave You, the play with which 72-year-old dramatist Rosanna Yamagiwa Alfaro, who has been flexing her inky fingers in Cambridge for 40 years, enters the big time.
| November 02, 2011
Tina Packer explains the Bard for you
Tina Packer has been in bed with Shakespeare for at least 40 years.
| October 25, 2011
Lyric's Or, mines the Restoration
Before and aphra
Liz Duffy Adams's dramaturgical homage, Or, , is more florid than floral and sometimes clever bordering on cute. But the play, being given a brisk area premiere by the Lyric Stage Company of Boston (through November 6), is ingenious.
| October 18, 2011
Lyric Stage navigates Big River
Compared to the mighty Mississippi, Big River is just a Tony-winning tributary. But to borrow a lyric from its composer, Roger Miller, the show climbs on the river's back and rides.
| September 13, 2011
Groundlings, rejoice: The 11 most anticipated theater shows of the fall
Fall came early to Boston boards this year, bringing with it "Summertime."
| September 14, 2011
I loves you, Porgy
The A.R.T. streamlines a classic
So shoot me, Porgy purists. To my mind, the retooling of The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess for American Repertory Theater is compelling enough to push past quibbles.
| September 02, 2011
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