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A case of black and white

It's inarguable that to some extent racism in America is a disease that the civil rights era did not completely inoculate this country against. The argument is about exactly what that extent has been, and David Mamet's provocative play Race explores th
Ocean State plays Mamet's 'Race' card
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 05, 2013

Ocean State Theatre Company’s Fools

Neil Simon's comic fable Fools is getting a talented and chuckle-packed production by Ocean State Theatre Company (through February 10), which might have mildly annoyed the playwright if he knew.
Simon being simple
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  February 01, 2013

Ocean State Theatre Co.’s SantaLand Diaries

It takes a brave performer to take on SantaLand Diaries , since it launched the career of David Sedaris when he read a shorter version of this droll account on NPR 20 years ago.
Ah, humbug
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 21, 2012

Review: TBTS' Man of La Mancha is ever-optimistic

The musical Man of La Mancha certainly packs in a lot.
The dream is alive
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  July 01, 2011

Review: Under the spell of Putnam County at TBTS

Pretty cute. A hippie-dippie boy wearing a cape sewn from neckties. A girl whose dictionary is her best and perhaps only friend.
Elementary fun
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  June 10, 2011

Review: The enduring pleasures of Gypsy

There are stage mothers and then there is Rose in the musical Gypsy , who is to the rest of the lot what Godzilla is to geckos.
Gotta sing! Gotta dance!
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 08, 2011


Semi-scary fun

All girls wanna have is a good scream. At least they did when they were clinging to their dates at B-movie sci-fi horror flicks in the 1950s.
TBTS' Little Shop of Horrors
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  July 23, 2010
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A royal scam

Admit it — we are all a little perverse. How else to explain the difficulty, unless you are comatose, in not laughing heartily at Dirty Rotten Scoundrels , the tale of two con men plying their criminal trade on the French Riviera.
TBTS' terrific Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  August 28, 2009

Power playing

Theatre by the Sea is staging a slick rendition of Evita that gets across much of the power of the personalities and social forces involved.
Theater by the Sea’s Evita
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  July 23, 2008

Never say die

George M! is a trip back to a time when entertainers were bigger than life, and flag-waving patriotism set off applause as easily as puppies and cute babies prompt aaahs.
Revisiting George M !
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  June 24, 2008

When in Rome . . .

Pretty soon the last four years might seem like just an unusually long winter break.
TBTS returns with A Funny Thing
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  August 14, 2007