Sunday, February 7, 2016

Theater Review

Theater Review

PORTSMOUTH — From Quvenzhané Wallis, 12, to Max von Sydow, 86, it seems as though acting has no age limit. This may be a result of some great actors and actresses having a late start...

Late playwright Wasserstein's big question resonates today as it did 25 years ago Wendy Wasserstein's "The Heidi Chronicles" tried to answer 'the' central question of feminism—can women have it all—more than 25 years ago, through...

Trinity Rep's annual production of "A Christmas Carol" kicked off well before Thanksgiving, and as loathsome as many people find attempts to rush the seasons (mostly retail driven), this Trinity tradition is definitely a...

When one surveys an array of holiday presents, nothing beats a good variety. That’s the idea, this holiday season, at Warren’s 2nd Story Theatre, as a band of merrymakers present the appropriately titled “Story...

The theatre has often been nicknamed “The Fabulous Invalid.”  That is to say it is always dying; it is always making a miraculous recovery. That is indeed the nature of the arts in general;...

To commence the start of this year the Gamm Theater in Pawtucket has been transformed into a roughhewn medieval courtyard. Spectators are seated around and about two wooden platforms; as we enter strolling players...

PORTSMOUTH — Some seventh-grade students at Portsmouth Middle School have recently been moonlighting as theater critics. After attending a performance of Trinity Rep’s annual production of “A Christmas Carol” on Nov. 13, teacher Tanin Tickner asked her...

“Words, words. They’re all we have to go on”, notes Tom Stoppard, sagely, in his great Shakespearean riff “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead”. Here in Rhode Island, the up and coming Burbage Theatre Company...

The season of summer in New England provides a plethora of singular sensations, priceless moments and fun traditions. We boast of our patriotic parades, the tang of salty air on our glorious beaches, waterfront...

The lay of the land in “A Lie of the Mind” is a terrain of heartache and wonders. The play, by Sam Shepard, explores the huge realm of the heart and the mind, a...
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