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RI Shakespeare Theatre’s As You Like It
Shakespeare never wrote a better comedy than As You Like It .
Simply the best
| June 08, 2012
Crist shines in 2nd Story’s Master Class
Self-centeredness, tunnel vision, career obsession — these are not traits that endear us to a person. Yet without them, as Terrence McNally's absorbing Master Class makes clear, Maria Callas would not have attained her ranking as a renowned opera diva
All the right notes
| September 02, 2011
It’s good to be king
After being out of the local theater scene for a couple of decades, the Rhode Island Shakespeare Theater (TRIST) is back, staging an outdoor production of Henry VIII at the Roger Williams National Memorial Park, on North Main Street in Providence, thro
TRIST takes Henry VIII outdoors
| June 18, 2010
A modest epic tale
What beautiful voices and music in this event. Steven Jobe’s Joan of Arc: An Opera In Three Acts is at once ambitious and quite modest, but vocally and musically it remains a pleasure throughout its three brief acts at the Blackstone River Theater in Cum
Steven Jobe’s haunting Joan of Arc
| May 21, 2010
The con goes on
David Mamet has always had a professional fascination with confidence men who pretend to be businessmen.
2nd Story’s The Voysey Inheritance
| April 02, 2010
The human condition
Kevin Broccoli, the writer and directorial ringmaster, announced before the performance that we were going to see not a play, but rather an experiment.
Who’s to say what’s Crazy ?
| November 27, 2009
Laugh to keep from crying
Rarely did a play arrive with better timing than You Can't Take It With You , the joyfully optimistic paean to the American spirit that earned its Pulitzer in 1936, when the country was licking the wounds of collective Depression.
Timeless optimism in You Can't Take It With You
| July 17, 2009
Interesting premise. The Last Days of Judas Iscariot , by Stephen Adly Guirgis, suggests what could happen if Judas, the most despised of the New Testament villains, were put on trial in purgatory.
Taking stock of Judas Iscariot
| May 22, 2009
The Front Page
The Front Page 's timeless fun at 2nd Story
Breaking news: timeless fun at 2nd Story
| January 28, 2009
All at sea
The Ocean State is a character as colorful as any of the ragtag denizens of Side by Each.
Local color spices Side By Each at the Rhode Island Film Festival
| August 05, 2008
As You Like It accomplishes what every production of a Shakespeare comedy tries to do.
Colonial’s rousing As You Like It
| July 22, 2008
From Mr. Chips to Miss Jean Brodie, charismatic teachers have been the stuff of drama.
SpeakEasy’s The History Boys; Trinity’s Paris by Night
| May 06, 2008
A different angle
“That’s what I demand of my actors, that they come in with ideas and work,” Peckham insists. “I’m not interested in someone who stands there and says, ‘What do you want me to do?’"
Mark Peckham directs a ‘scary piece’
| April 02, 2008
O funny night
When not seen as a theological argument, the story of Christmas can be taken as a humanistic encouragement of peace on Earth and goodwill to humanity.
Away in a manger with 2nd Story
| November 27, 2007
George Bernard Shaw was the cleverest essayist in the history of theater.
2nd Story does Shaw's preachy Major Barbara
| April 03, 2007
There has been so much controversy about Peter D. Hart Research Associates’ recent poll on the proposed West Warwick, Rhode Island casino proposal — a world-class hummer rigged by Harrah’s — that Phillipe & Jorge thought we should shed some light on
No wonder Harrah’s didn’t want to release the survey questions
PHILLIPE & JORGE
| February 09, 2006
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