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Tragic ‘Macbeth,’ reborn, is not to be missed

By   /  March 27, 2014  /  Theater Review  /  No Comments

Sometimes, if you are lucky enough, amidst a life spent watching plays, you can see a classic work anew, as if for the very first time. Such is very much the case with The Gamm Theatre’s current production of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth.” Director Fred Sullivan Jr., actors Tony Estrella and Jeanine Kane, as well as the […]

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Shakespeare’s timeless ‘Macbeth’, at the Gamm

By   /  March 13, 2014  /  Arts & Entertainment  /  No Comments

C—Spotlight—Macbeth

Unchecked greed leads to an ambitious couple’s downfall in the Bard’s tale of absolute power that corrupts absolutely. Plagued by paranoia on their bloody path to glory, the seemingly untouchable Lord and Lady Macbeth (played by Jeanine Kane and Tony Estrella, pictured) get everything they ever wished for…but nothing they ever expected. Shakespeare’s darkest tragedy […]

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‘The Big Meal’ rich and filling

By   /  January 29, 2014  /  Arts & Entertainment, Theater Review  /  No Comments

Richard Donelly and Wendy Overly star in "The Big Meal," playing through February 9 at the Gamm.

“If you don’t want to waste your life,” one of the first lines in the play “The Big Meal” admonishes us, “then don’t.” And very near the end of Dan LeFranc’s short but insightful and all-encompassing play, another character, a young boy, wonders about life: “where does all the time go? It seems like a […]

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‘Good People’ at the Gamm

By   /  November 29, 2013  /  Arts & Entertainment  /  No Comments

C—Spotlight—GoodPeople

The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre stages the Rhode Island premiere of “Good People”, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire’s tough, tender and seriously funny play about class divisions and the shrinking American dream, featuring Bill Mootos and Jeanine Kane. WHERE: The Gamm Theatre, 172 Exchange St., Pawtucket. WHEN: Through December 8. COST: $38/$48. MORE INFO: 401/723-4266; gammtheatre.org.

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‘The Beauty Queen of Leenane’

By   /  May 13, 2013  /  Arts & Entertainment  /  No Comments

Wendy Overly as Mag in The Beauty Queen of Leenane.

The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre wraps up its 29th season with “The Beauty Queen of Leenane,” a multi-award-winning play by Irish-born playwright Martin McDonagh. The play that The New Yorker magazine called “Riveting…and cruelly amusing” centers around the dysfunctional relationship between a spinster daughter Maureen and her suffocating mother, Mag. When Maureen, at last, has a […]

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‘Red’ a must-see show for anyone who cares about art

By   /  November 21, 2012  /  Theater Review  /  No Comments

Fred Sullivan, Jr. (left) plays the abstract painter Mark Rothko and Marc Dante Mancini is his assistant Ken in “Red,” at The Gamm Theatre through Dec. 16.

The very first words uttered in “Red,” the breathtakingly brilliant play about the painter Mark Rothko, are “What do see?” What you will see, when you attend this production at The Gamm Theatre, is a play that captures the miraculous beauty of and the need for the act of artistic creation. “Red” manages this by […]

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