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Play by play: March 6, 2009

Plays from A to Z
A compilation of theater productions in and around Boston
By: CAROLYN CLAY  |  March 03, 2009

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Endgame at the ART

Death duties
"They give mirth astride of a grave," Beckett might just as well have written of Mankind. He did opine, in Endgame , that "nothing is funnier than unhappiness."
By: CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 27, 2009

Play by Play: February 27, 2009

Plays A to Z
A compilation of theater productions in and around Boston
By: CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 24, 2009

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Daddys and lovers

The Lyric gives Williams's Cat new life; Dirty Dancing on stage
The Lyric gives Williams's Cat new life; Dirty Dancing on stage
By: CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 19, 2009

Play by play: February 20, 2009

Plays A to Z
A compilation of theater productions in and around Boston
By: CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 17, 2009

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Black power

Trinity Rep's powerful Raisin In the Sun
The centerpiece of George C. Wolfe's 1986 satire The Colored Museum is a scathing sketch called The Last Mama-on-the-Couch Play . A Raisin in the Sun is the über-mama-on-the-couch play
By: CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 12, 2009



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A Raisin in the Sun at Trinity, Bad Jazz at Zeitgeist

Reviews of two plays
The centerpiece of George C. Wolfe's 1986 satire The Colored Museum is a scathing sketch called The Last Mama-on-the-Couch Play . A Raisin in the Sun is the über-mama-on-the-couch play.
By: CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 12, 2009

Play by play: February 13, 2009

Plays A to Z
A compilation of theater productions in and around Boston
By: CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 11, 2009

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Daughter of Venus

The Zinn drum
Suffolk and BPT birth Daughter of Venus
By: CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 03, 2009

Play by Play: February 6, 2009

Plays A through Z
A compilation of theater productions in and around Boston
By: CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 09, 2009

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SpeakEasy's The New Century, Cabaret at New Rep

Gay apparel
The New Century , a quartet of related short plays by Paul Rudnick, takes its name from the discount department store Century 21.
By: CAROLYN CLAY  |  January 26, 2009



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Review: The Seagull, The Corn Is Green

Tons of love
The Seagull begins with a theatrical experiment — a brief symbolist drama dreamed by young Konstantin Treplev, who's struggling toward artistic expression while endeavoring to showcase his girlfriend and impress his actress mother.
By: CAROLYN CLAY  |  January 20, 2009

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Review: ASP's The Duchess of Malfi, Nora's The Cherry Orchard

Dying breeds
T.S. Eliot famously opined that John Webster saw "the skull beneath the skin."
By: CAROLYN CLAY  |  January 13, 2009

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Joan Didion on stage, Spalding Gray on the page

Grief watch
The 90-minute theater piece differs from the memoir in ways other than its relative slimness. It's more of a linear journey.
By: CAROLYN CLAY  |  January 07, 2009

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Year in Theater: Staged right

Changing of the local guard
It's been a Buckingham Palace season on the local rialto.
By: CAROLYN CLAY  |  December 22, 2008

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Behind closed doors

Trinity fires off The Receptionist
Ricky Gervais meets Dick Cheney in The Receptionist.
By: CAROLYN CLAY  |  December 19, 2008



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Review: Doubt

Nun story
John Patrick Shanley's Doubt on screen
By: CAROLYN CLAY  |  January 12, 2009

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Regifting

Aurelia's Oratorio; All About Christmas Eve; How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical
Aurelia's Oratorio; All About Christmas Eve; How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical
By: CAROLYN CLAY  |  December 12, 2008

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Drag race

The Lyric cracks The Mystery of Irma Vep
Jane Twisden, the sinister housekeeper of The Mystery of Irma Vep , harbors a mad, secret passion for her employer, the aristocratic and manly Lord Edgar Hillcrest.
By: CAROLYN CLAY  |  December 05, 2008

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Threshold of revelation

Einstein dreams in Central Square; Skylight is illumined in Lowell
Einstein dreams in Central Square; Skylight is illumined in Lowell
By: CAROLYN CLAY  |  November 26, 2008

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Sympathy for the Devil

Stoppard's Rock 'n' Roll at the Huntington; McPherson's The Seafarer at SpeakEasy
Stoppard's Rock 'n' Roll at the Huntington; McPherson's The Seafarer at SpeakEasy
By: CAROLYN CLAY  |  November 24, 2008


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