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After Eden

One of the heroines of Stick Fly , a post-doctoral student of etymology, likes to smear honey on the table and then scrutinize the flies that get stuck in it.
Stick Fly at the Huntington; Paradise Lost at the ART; boom at New Rep
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  March 12, 2010
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2009: The year in theater

A quick look at this past year in Boston's theater scene.
Stage worthies
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  December 25, 2009

Play by play: October 9, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Theater listings
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  October 09, 2009

Play by Play: October 2, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  October 02, 2009
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Black beauty

August Wilson pioneered a magical realism all his own.
Fences, plus The Savannah Disputation and Mister Roberts
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  September 25, 2009

Play by Play: September 25, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  September 25, 2009


Play by play: September 18, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  September 18, 2009
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Autumn garden

It's freshman and sophomore year on the Boston rialto, with American Repertory Theater artistic director Diane Paulus introducing her first season and Huntington Theatre Company honcho Peter DuBois endeavoring to survive his second.
Fall on Boston boards
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  September 18, 2009

Play by play: September 11, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule

By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  September 11, 2009

Play by play: September 4, 2009

Boston's weekly theater guide
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  September 04, 2009
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Black power

The centerpiece of George C. Wolfe's 1986 satire The Colored Museum is a scathing sketch called The Last Mama-on-the-Couch Play . A Raisin in the Sun is the über-mama-on-the-couch play
Trinity Rep's powerful Raisin In the Sun
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 12, 2009


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A Raisin in the Sun at Trinity

The centerpiece of George C. Wolfe's 1986 satire The Colored Museum is a scathing sketch called The Last Mama-on-the-Couch Play . A Raisin in the Sun is the über-mama-on-the-couch play.
Plus Zeitgeist's Bad Jazz
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 10, 2009
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The old neighborhood

Some call Charles “Teenie” Harris’s five decades of photos of Pittsburgh one of the grandest chronicles of African-American life ever assembled.
Charles ‘Teenie’ Harris at Gallery Kayafas, plus videos at MIT
By GREG COOK  |  December 12, 2007
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A valley of rift

A piano doesn’t produce anything except notes, insists Boy Willie.
Siblings duel in PSC's The Piano Lesson
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  October 03, 2007
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Serious business

Playwright and director Moisés Kaufman likes to say that Oscar Wilde was the first performance artist.
Oscar Wilde, Richard Nixon, and Real-Life In Baghdad
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  September 19, 2007
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Classics and Shakespeare

Autumn approaches with a theatrical windfall, so I’ll dig right in, sans ceremony.
Fall brings plays from the past
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  September 12, 2007


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Best on the boards

Huntington Theatre Company artistic director Nicholas Martin recently announced that he would leave his post in 2008.
 Certainly Nicholas Martin will leave the Huntington a livelier place than when he took over.
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 20, 2007
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Best on the boards

Huntington Theatre Company artistic director Nicholas Martin recently announced that he would leave his post in 2008.
A year in theater
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  December 19, 2006

Crossword: 'Heard of animals'


Sounds like there's a few in here
By MATT JONES  |  December 06, 2006
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Groundbreakers

As the Huntington Theatre Company mounts Radio Golf , the ghost in the rafters is that of Wilson, who died last October at 60, soon after completing this final piece of his grand project chronicling decade by decade the African-American experience of t
Radio Golf ; bobrauschenbergamerica ; I Am My Own Wife
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  September 20, 2006
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Players and painted stage

It seems the fall theater season was shot from a gun this year, barely after the Labor Day picnic baskets had been packed away.
Fall on the Boston boards  
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  September 13, 2006


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Wilson’s legacy

He is missed. And he is mourned. Although playwright August Wilson, who passed away last October, will no longer be in his customary spot in the Huntington Theatre Company rehearsal hall, his presence pervades the preparation of Radio Golf .
The Huntington tunes in Radio Golf
By SALLY CRAGIN  |  August 29, 2006
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Boston theater season announced

Boston’s biggest theatrical guns have announced what they’ll be showing next season, and it isn’t all Annie and Aeschylus .
High Fidelity  to world premiere in the fall
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  April 27, 2006
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Broken dreams

Proxy rhetorician of love Cyrano de Bergerac is drawn into a less romantic age in Lynn Nottage’s Intimate Apparel , which beat out August Wilson’s Gem of the Ocean for the American Theatre Critics Association’s Steinberg New Play Award, and is now in
Intimate Apparel , Death of a Saleslady
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 19, 2006