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Bryna Wortman

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2nd Story’s’ masterful A Few Good Men

Wow. A Few Good Men may take place in a courtroom rather than on a battlefield, but you wouldn't know that from the psychological carnage explosively inflicted.
Military precision
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  June 08, 2012
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URI stages Chekhov’s head-spinning Seagull

A loves B but marries C because B loves D, who loves E but eventually returns to B. Meanwhile, K, L, and M . . . . It's that sort of plot.  
Writing what he knows
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 09, 2011
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URI stages Chekhov’s head-spinning Seagull

A loves B but marries C because B loves D, who loves E but eventually returns to B. Meanwhile, K, L, and M . . . . It's that sort of plot.  
Writing what he knows
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 09, 2011
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URI's Spinning Into Butter looks at racism

Interracial harmony, good. Racism, bad. One-to-one, honest communication between people with differences is healthy and necessary.
Social studies
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  October 22, 2010

Learning to live

Fanny Kemble is known for being a celebrated British actress in her early 19th-century youth and again toward middle age.
URI Theatre’s sprawling Unbound
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 30, 2010

Face off

If you were an ordinary Catholic boy in parochial school, giving nuns as hard a time as you were getting, you probably ended up with the usual stories of ruler-rapped knuckles. If you grew up to be talented playwright John Patrick Shanley, you ended up w
Doubt explores the quicksand of certainty
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  September 18, 2009


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A powerhouse play

For a play titled Small Tragedy , playwright Craig Lucas certainly has packed in a bundle of large feelings.  
URI’s compelling Small Tragedy
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  October 16, 2008
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Body language

Neil LaBute’s Fat Pig has flown from one college campus to another since it was first produced in New York in late 2004. Now it has landed at the University of Rhode Island (through October 22) under the capable direction of Bryna Wortman.
URI’s Fat Pig digs beneath the surface
By JOHNNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  October 17, 2006
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Hopes and fears

Not everyone is an inveterate theatergoer, so many of you have not seen the most celebrated play of the last decade and a half.
URI’s admirable Angels in America
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 26, 2006