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HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH
John Cameron Mitchell
Review: The Gamm's Torture is front-loaded
Black humor sure is better than no humor at all. What do you do with the disproved defenses of torture besides get angry?
Rights and wrongs
| May 13, 2011
Review: The Gamm's Paul examines the power of faith
Looking at Christianity objectively, historically, can appear to be critical, since religion is a matter of faith.
| April 01, 2011
Review: Elemental's hit-and-miss 'Go.Go Plays'
Elemental Theatre Collective's "Go.Go Plays" have been an imaginative grab bag of one-acts since 2007, and the fifth annual event is no exception.
Finding the funny
| February 11, 2011
Theatre that ran the emotional gamut in 2010
We laugh, we cry, we stifle annoyance and look at our watches. Theater performances vary widely in what they attempt and how well they accomplish it.
The human condition
| December 24, 2010
Wow. An explosive performance could be anticipated, since Hedwig and the Angry Inch is the story of an anguished life transformation.
Perishable’s knockout Hedwig and the Angry Inch
| April 23, 2010
Sometimes a solitary cabin in the woods is just a solitary cabin in the woods, Freud might have said, but sometimes it's epitomizing psychological isolation and yearning for human connection.
Elemental’s ‘the father, the son and the holy go.go’
| January 29, 2010
Hearts and souls (and laughs too)
It's been a good year for theater around here — an ingeniously roasted dramatic chestnut here, a new and safely landed flight of fancy there. Below are 10 productions that particularly stood out.
The 10 best theater productions of 2009
| December 25, 2009
Music and revenge
As a play, Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus has more than its share of theatrical muscle.
Elemental Theatre’s masterful Amadeus
| November 13, 2009
Meg Miroshnik's new play, Bad Money , at Perishable Theatre (through March 8), couldn't be more timely to the current economic situation.
The Precient Bad Money at Perishable
| March 04, 2009
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.
S tream of surrealism
| January 28, 2009
Political intrigue, parallels to today’s electoral brouhaha, and reminders of historical warnings, all presented in dignified but unpretentious blank verse cadences.
The Gamm stages a remarkably timely Don Carlos
| September 10, 2008
The Etymology of Bird is not about jazz legend Charlie Parker, but it certainly does soar and transport us.
PBRC’s Etymology of Bird soars
| April 23, 2008
Outdoor summer performances have so much going against them.
Elemental Theatre’s wacky King Stag
| July 06, 2007
Entertainment has gotten a lot more creative since Mickey Rooney chirped to Judy Garland: “Hey! Let’s put on a show!”
Elemental’s captivating pent•a•go•go
| January 10, 2007
Oh, what a jaded bunch of seat-warmers we can become, those of us who see a lot of theater — good theater, that is. But now and then we encounter a production or a performance that reminds us of what we knew all along.
A year in Providence theater
| December 20, 2006
After a hiatus last year, when the artistic directorship was in flux, the future of the International Women’s Playwriting Festival at Perishable Theatre was in doubt for a while.
Perishable Theatre’s Women’s Playwriting Festival
| October 31, 2006
What are you complaining about? It’s not the end of the world.
Easing into The End of the World
| July 25, 2006
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