Brian Mertes

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Trinity Rep’s poignant Clybourne Park

It would take a mountain of homage to overshadow the immense chutzpah that playwright Bruce Norris required to ride on the shoulders of an American theater classic like Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin In the Sun .
Walking the color line
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  October 28, 2011

Review: Trinity's Steel Magnolias is fun and poignant

The first thing you need to know is that over the course of watching Steel Magnolias , which is getting a no-laffs-barred production by Trinity Repertory Company (through May 15), all my testosterone drained out and pooled at my feet.
Both sides now
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 29, 2011