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Trinity Rep’s superb King Lear
It's not a new thing, the complications of elder care.
A triumphant tragedy
| September 21, 2012
More musings on death at Trinity Rep
Death can be easiest for the dead themselves, who don't have to deal with the emotional aftermath, after all.
| March 30, 2012
Trinity’s moving mourners’ Bench
You die, you're dead and buried. But if you survive a loved one's death, or anticipate soon having to, you shamble about wounded.
Life after death
| March 23, 2012
Trinity Rep’s rip-roaring His Girl Friday
There are theatrical adaptations and then there are magnificent transformations, like His Girl Friday . Multiple-Obie Award-winning playwright John Guare has expanded the furious screwball comedy into a historical/social commentary without our losing o
The write stuff
| September 23, 2011
Review: Poe vs. Poe in Trinity's Strange Tale
What's left to spook us these days? Crime shows display forensic detail that has inured us to blood.
I Is Another
| May 20, 2011
Review: Trinity Rep’s Crucible is potent
The Crucible is a profoundly moving story, especially when inhabited by the talents at Trinity Repertory Company. This is the third time the group has taken on Arthur Miller's masterwork of American theater, the last a quarter-century ago.
| February 18, 2011
Trinity Rep's uplifting It's A Wonderful Life
Who says you can't have it both ways? Trinity Repertory Company is presenting the sentimental movie classic It's a Wonderful Life as "A Live Radio Play" (through January 2) and they've managed to make it an absorbing — and theatrical — experience.
The road taken
| December 17, 2010
Trinity's rollicking Absurd Person Singular
Very strange. It's as though British playwright Alan Ayckbourn had come to Trinity Rep, studied its veteran acting company, laughed heartily at the amusing talent on display, then went home and wrote Absurd Person Singular for six of the actors.
All about Eves
| October 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
It's difficult to put on an awful performance of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest .
Trinity Rep's winning Earnest
| April 24, 2009
Behind closed doors
Ricky Gervais meets Dick Cheney in The Receptionist.
Trinity fires off The Receptionist
| December 16, 2008
The trouble with Greek tragedies is that they tend to be Greek to us.
Trinity Rep’s thoroughly modern Dreams of Antigone
| October 02, 2008
Cry me a river
It would seem that Sophocles has been hanging around for 2500 years waiting to be improved — and the makeover artists have been numerous.
The Dreams of Antigone; In the Continuum; Show Boat
| October 01, 2008
Audiences just wanna have fun. Sometimes.
Trinity’s gleeful Blithe Spirit
| April 08, 2008
It's out of this world
Uys’s new show takes its title from two things that were illegal when the now-63-year-old gay white man was growing up in South Africa: democracy and sex.
The ART hosts Elections & Erections; Trinity does Blithe Spirit
| April 08, 2008
Trinity Repertory Company is staging a version of Richard III that comes at us like a Sherman tank.
Trinity Rep’s timely Richard III
| February 05, 2008
The 20th anniversary production of Trinity Repertory Company’s All the King’s Men is remarkable, not simply a skillful reprise but a re-envisioning.
Trinity Rep’s All the King’s Men is a masterpiece
| September 25, 2007
Surreally real life
Why is Sarah Ruhl’s The Clean House a brutally funny comedy? Beats me.
Trinity Rep’s The Clean House is brutally funny
| May 08, 2007
A need for laughter
Have you ever laughed at a joke before the punch line?
Trinity walks the line in The Clean House
| April 25, 2007
The mind’s eye
Several Trinity Repertory Company actors sit before microphones in a WRNI studio.
Trinity gets dramatic on WRNI
| April 03, 2007
Harold Pinter once said that his plays were about “the weasel under the cocktail cabinet.”
Trinity polishes Albee’s Pulitzer winner
| March 06, 2007
Behind the masks
“Dramedy” has been describing successful American plays more and more frequently in recent decades.
Trinity Rep's splendid A Delicate Balance
| February 27, 2007
Anton Chekhov’s Cherry Orchard is about change, and so too is this debut production by Trinity Repertory Company’s new artistic director, Curt Columbus.
Trinity’s extraordinary Cherry Orchard
| September 26, 2006
It’s hard to say which is bigger, Cyrano de Bergerac’s nose or his thesaurus.
Cyrano at Trinity Rep, Heading for Eureka at Centastage
| June 02, 2006
The mythic attraction of Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac , with all its fabulous excess, is so enduring because we’d like it to be true to life.
Trinity’s Cyrano gives us its words’ worth
| May 23, 2006
The word tragedy means “goat song” in ancient Greek, and indeed, the protagonist of Edward Albee’s The Goat or, Who Is Sylvia? is making beautiful music with a mistress of the caprine persuasion.
The Goat at Lyric Stage of Boston, Indoor/Outdoor at Trinity Rep
| March 02, 2006
The love cats
Don’t come to Kenny Finkle’s Indoor/Outdoor with expectations too high and you’ll come out fine.
Trinity Rep gets frisky with Indoor/Outdoor
| March 01, 2006
Trinity gets catty
“Uh-oh,” the fear goes for those prone to such anxieties. “This isn’t paving the way for, uh, ‘Memories,’ is it?”
Despite Trinity Repertory Company’s penchant for musicals, Indoor/Outdoor is not something to soften us up for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jellicle Songs For Jellicle Cats
| February 15, 2006
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