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Spring theater offerings

Boston Playwrights' Theatre closes out its winter season with DEPORTED / A DREAM PLAY (March 8–April 1;
Fight the good fight
By MADDY MYERS  |  March 02, 2012

Brustein takes another look at Will's world

Call it the revenge of Tom Stoppard. Considered a great contemporary playwright by most theater writers, Stoppard has been something of a punching bag to Robert Brustein, one of America's most distinguished critics.
Bardic fun
By ED SIEGEL  |  September 23, 2011

Fall Theater Preview: Fall on Boston boards

Fall came early to Boston boards this year, bringing with it "Summertime."
Stage worthies
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  September 16, 2011

Review: Two Wives is a roaming holiday

A hectic if underpopulated Indian travelogue celebrating both love beginning and love being let go of.
Indian idyll
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  November 12, 2010

Play by Play: July 23, 2010

Candyland: A Recession Comedy, Quills, The Hound of the Baskervilles, and more.
Theater listings, week of July 23, 2010
By MADDY MYERS  |  July 23, 2010

Play by Play: March 19, 2010

Boston's weekly theater schedule.
Boston's weekly theater schedule.
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  March 19, 2010


The games people play

Who’s afraid of Edward Albee?
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?; The Caretaker; Little Black Dress
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  October 09, 2009

The Playwrights' Platform Festival of New Plays

THURSDAY, JUNE 11–SUNDAY, JUNE 20 For almost four decades, the Playwrights’ Platform has been ...
By Liza Weisstuch  |  June 01, 2009

Play by Play: May 1, 2009

Theater around town
Plays from A to Z
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  May 01, 2009
The Superheroine Monologues

The Superheroine Monologues

“Strength, speed, Spandex” are the promises of The Superheroine Monologues, a “parody of super pr...
By Shaula Clark  |  April 08, 2009
Center Stage: Our picks for spring's must-see performances

Center Stage: Our picks for spring's must-see performances

Contrary to what the Aqua song led us to believe, life in plastic isn't always so fantastic - a fact Lotte Jones, the central character of Trojan Barbie (pictured above), knows all too well. A doll-repair expert who is in serious need of a vacation, she embarks on a Turkish getaway, only to end up traveling much further than she intended ... all the way back to the time of the Trojan War. Stuck in a detention camp with a cast of characters that includes Clytemnestra, Cassandra, and Helen of Troy, Lotte learns firsthand how war devastates human lives, no matter what millennium you happen to find yourself in. With humor and historical drama, contemporary commentary and clever allusions to Euripides' Trojan Women, this play - which is getting its world premiere from the folks at the American Repertory Theatre - has
By Stuff Boston  |  April 02, 2009



There was room for more than one young Jewish diarist in the occupied Amsterdam of World War II. Anne Frank, who died as a teen, is a 20th-century icon. But until recently, her feisty innocence hid Etty Hillesum's fire.
The Wrestling Patient at the BCA; the Lyric's Speech & Debate
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  March 31, 2009

Daughter of Venus

Suffolk and BPT birth Daughter of Venus
The Zinn drum
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 03, 2009


Following in the footsteps of fans Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, Suffolk University and Boston Playwr...
By Shaula Clark  |  January 21, 2009