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Sweet discomfort: SpeakEasy's production of Clybourne Park

As a rule, it's probably a bad idea to pay someone to make you feel uncomfortable.

By LAUREN DITULLIO  |  March 15, 2013

Mormons, murderers, and mariners: 10 theater sensations coming to Boston stages this spring

Mitt Romney did his Mormon mission in France. But there are no baguettes or croissants to dip into the lukewarm proselytizing of bumbling elders Price and Cunningham, two young men sent by the Church of Latter-day Saints to convert the unfaithful of a U

By CAROLYN CLAY  |  March 01, 2013

Predators in purgatory

The 2008 play, inspired by a true story about two soldiers guarding a zoo in Baghdad during the early stages of the Iraq War, follows the vengeful ghost of a Bengal tiger through the city's war-torn streets.

By MADDY MYERS  |  November 02, 2012

Company One owns The Brother/Sister Plays

Symbolism blows over swampland in The Brother/Sister Plays , a hypnotic trilogy making its area debut courtesy of Company One (at the BCA Plaza through December 3).
Louisiana purchase
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  November 18, 2011

ASP's Twelfth Night enters laughing

The challenge in any production of Twelfth Night isn't the love triangle.
Clown show
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  October 14, 2011

Zeitgeist skips through Tony Kushner's short plays

The fall season has begun with a lot of starry events.  
Serious fun
By ED SIEGEL  |  October 07, 2011


Their cheating hearts

When Kristina Newman-Scott took over as director of programs for the Boston Center for the Arts in January, she was surprised at its lack of literary offerings.
Literary Lites
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  September 23, 2011
Fall from grace

Fall from grace

Photo: PAUL MAROTTA Religion can be a contentious topic in relationships. Sometimes couples make differences work with relative ease. (Who says gefilte fish and Christmas...
By Scott Kearnan  |  September 19, 2011

Autumn blossoms: Our 10 most anticipated art shows this fall

This fall is a season of celebrations and new beginnings as the Museum of Fine Arts opens its new contemporary art wing, the Institute of Contemporary Art turns 75, the Addison Gallery reopens after fixing its roof, and Brandeis's Rose Art Museum re
This season, the galleries are filled with light shows, monster rock and roll, and naked ladies
By GREG COOK  |  September 16, 2011

''Not About Paint'' and ''Close Distance''

"Not About Paint" at Steven Zevitas Gallery (450 Harrison Ave, through August 20) is a bright, buoyant survey of New York abstraction today.
Close and far
By GREG COOK  |  August 19, 2011

The Week in Geek August 8-14: Distract Yourself from Potential Economic Turmoil

It's a bleak, bleak week in the US, Laser Orgians. With the economy taking a nose-dive and the threat of double-dip recession (which sounds more...
By Kelly Dickinson  |  August 08, 2011

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Company One takes on Jason Grote's whirling 1001

Grote uses the same framing device as the original One Thousand and One Nights , which begins with Shahriyar (Nael Nacer) discovering his wife's infidelity and deciding that the only way to prevent his future wives from cheating is to marry virgins, de
American Nights
By MADDY MYERS  |  July 29, 2011

This Week in Geek, July 11-17: Sand sculptures, Slurpee’s, and tons of free stuff!

Some of the best things in life are free, and I don't mean the taste of new toothpaste or laughing with friends. Sure, those are...
By Wei-Huan Chen  |  July 11, 2011
Multi-story construction

Multi-story construction

As with many folktale anthologies, One Thousand and One Nights (aka Arabian Nights) has seen plenty of interesting reimaginings of its included tales. Aside from...
By Scott Kearnan  |  July 11, 2011
June 2 | UnTamed: The Wild Underground at the Boston Center for the Arts

June 2 | UnTamed: The Wild Underground at the Boston Center for the Arts

The title of UnTamed: The Wild Underground might have you expecting an adult film starring sexy spelunkers who investigate heretofore unexplored nooks and crannies. But...
By Scott Kearnan  |  May 30, 2011

Photos: President Obama speaks at the Cyclorama

Obama speaks at the Cyclorama inside Boston Center for The Arts on May 18, 2011. He was proceeded by speakers from The New England Steering Committee, Governor Deval Patrick, current Celtics player Ray Allen and former Celtics player Bill Russell.
Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts | May 18, 2011
By KELSEY MARIE BELL  |  May 27, 2011

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Brian Crabtree's unified fragments

The 10 dance fragments looked like a close-knit family with a couple of fractious siblings.  
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  May 27, 2011

Review: Viktor Ullmann's The Emperor of Atlantis

The Boston Lyric Opera, with Boston Classical Orchestra music director Steven Lipsitt and a company of singers and designers largely new to Boston, has given us a memorable production of the opera that composer Viktor Ullmann and poet Petr Kien created i
Boston Lyric Opera pulls out the stops
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  February 04, 2011
About face

About face

When it comes to inciting pop-cultural controversy, daring auteurs of cinema and shock rockers of the music world often get most of the credit. But...
By Scott Kearnan  |  January 24, 2011

Review: Annie Baker's Circle Mirror Transformation, Body Awareness, and The Aliens

Over the river and through the woods from Grover's Corners lies Shirley, VT, Green Mountain stand-in for college-centric Amherst, MA, where playwright Annie Baker grew up.
Local troupes take a road trip to Shirley, VT
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  October 29, 2010
Fly Me to the Moon Ball

Fly Me to the Moon Ball

Photo: COURTESTY OF NASAAs things on earth keep going to shit, moving to the moon looks like an increasingly attractive option. Lucky for us, the...
By Micah Hauser  |  October 18, 2010


Review: Wicked; The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee; The Real Inspector Hound

"It's a bit much," acknowledges the Wizard of Oz, emerging from under the neon-blue-eyed Lion King mask behind which he does his heavily amplified business in the Broadway blockbuster Wicked .
Spell casters
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  September 10, 2010
Good Vibrations

Good Vibrations

For time immemorial, mankind has been simultaneously obsessed with and confused by female sexuality. No, we're not talking about your junior-high boyfriend's frantic attempts to...
By Scott Kearnan  |  September 06, 2010
Grimm and bear it

Grimm and bear it

Think back for a moment, and try to remember your favorite childhood story. Whether you heard it at bedtime or while seated on the kindergarten...
By Scott Kearnan  |  July 12, 2010

Play by play: July 9, 2010

Opening this week: Burning The Barn, The Color Of Desire, Conni’s Avant Garde Restaurant, Fully Committed, and more
Theater listings, week of July 9, 2010
By MADDY MYERS  |  July 09, 2010

Freaks, Geeks, and Faux Bono

As Bay Staters, we recognize that our European ancestors sure knew how to roll: scarlet letters, sticks up asses, if-she-drowns-she's-not-a-witch-if-she-floats-she's-a-witch-so-let's-kill-her legal applications.
Boston-area subcultures keep the Bay State comfortably kooky this summer
By ALEXIS HAUK  |  June 18, 2010

Play by play: June 4, 2010

Theater listings, week of June 4, 2010
Theater listings, week of June 4, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  June 04, 2010

Play by play: May 28, 2010

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Theater listings, May 28, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 28, 2010

Play by Play: May 21, 2010

Boston's weekly theater listings
Theater listings, May 21, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 21, 2010

Play by play: May 14, 2010

Boston's weekly theater listings
Theater listings, May 14, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 14, 2010