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Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde
Brown’s Kiss of the Spider Woman
As novels ripe for musical adaptation go, Kiss of the Spider Woman is no Les Misérables .
| November 09, 2012
A feisty Lady Windermere’s Fan at Brown
Late 19th-century England may have imprisoned, ostracized, and fatally broke the health of Oscar Wilde, but not before he took up his pen and successfully dueled with British hypocrisy in several successful social satires.
| November 11, 2011
Brown examines Oscar Wilde’s Trials
Oscar Wilde was a late 19th-century wit, wastrel, and brazenly flouncing esthete.
| October 07, 2011
Review: Brown's As You Like It turns the tables
There can be too much of a good thing, as Rosalind in As You Like It brings up in the course of things, thereby introducing the phrase to the English language. In a related caution, familiarity breeds contempt, as an Aesop's fable had it.
| March 11, 2011
Winter theatre preview: From the Bard to Becky Shaw
From the latest Pulitzer winner for drama to a musical adaptation of a popular board game, and from the Bard to Becky Shaw, Rhode Island theaters are certainly starting 2011 with varied offerings.
Gionfriddo, Synge, Ibsen, and more
| December 31, 2010
Review: Brown tackles Sam Shepard's A Lie of the Mind
Sam Shepard's The Tooth of Crime was scheduled for this season at Brown University Theatre/Sock & Buskin, but the playwright pulled it from production availability to update the 1972 play, as he had done in 1995.
The beast within
| October 01, 2010
Fall Theater Preview: Musicals and more
If we've come to know anything about 2nd Story Theatre, it's that we shouldn't presume to know what plays to expect.
Belting it out and acting up
| September 17, 2010
Farce is designed for more than pleasant laughter and fingertips-to-palm applause. In celebration of that, an all-stops-out production of Molière’s Tartuffe is being staged at Brown University Theatre (through October 4), and it gets the audience to pu
Brown’s Tartuffe puts the roar in uproarious
| October 02, 2009
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