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Review: The Gamm's Torture is front-loaded

Black humor sure is better than no humor at all. What do you do with the disproved defenses of torture besides get angry?
Rights and wrongs
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  May 13, 2011
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Review: Elemental's hit-and-miss 'Go.Go Plays'

Elemental Theatre Collective's "Go.Go Plays" have been an imaginative grab bag of one-acts since 2007, and the fifth annual event is no exception.
Finding the funny
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  February 11, 2011
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Gamm's Mauritius gets a stamp of semi-approval

The very idea of spinning a tale of suspense and high drama over stamp collecting is comical, so Theresa Rebeck's Mauritius is certainly funny. The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre is staging it through November 21, directed by Rachel Walshe.
Unsuspended disbelief
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  October 29, 2010
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Talking ’bout a revolution

It takes a theatrical genius like Tom Stoppard to come up with Rock ’n’ Roll, which merges the pulsing spirit of both until they feel like one. And it takes a theater of the caliber of the Gamm to make history feel like a Stones concert that becomes a po
 The Gamm’s life-affirming Rock ’n’ Roll
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  May 07, 2010
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The torment within

In dramatic terms, it doesn't really matter whether the female protagonist of 4:48 Psychosis commits suicide at the end of the play.
The Gamm’s intense 4:48 Psychosis
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  January 22, 2010
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Cries and whispers

Mental illness is a touchy subject, one that needs to be handled sensitively on stage or not at all.
The Gamm finds the balance in 4:48 Psychosis
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  January 15, 2010


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An awkward adaptation

Times change, but the frailties of the human heart . . . not so much. That overworked muscle can be haplessly generous or slammed-door shut. Nathaniel Hawthorne's mid-19th century novel The Scarlet Letter still stands as a perceptive examination of th
Times change, but the frailties of the human heart . . . not so much.
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  May 15, 2009
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Not-so-silent night

Oh, what Miss Pixie wouldn't give to be loved. Pride? Dignity? Self-awareness? Check, check, check.
Miss Pixie's tongue-in-cheek Extravaganza!!!
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 16, 2008
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Power play(1)

At this time of renewed political idealism in the country, director Judith Swift has labeled the London setting of An Ideal Husband , at the Gamm through December 7, as "inspired by the 19th century, set in the 20th century, reflected in the 21st centu
The Gamm's An Ideal Husband
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  November 12, 2008
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Anything but tame

Director Peter Sampieri and an ace troupe are mounting a slam-bang production of the comedy that sparkles with originality and resolves a feminist objection to the play that we can assume is older than the play itself.
A smart take on Shakespeare’s Shrew
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  May 20, 2008
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Parlor games

The 19th-century practice of the lesbian “Boston marriage” was packed with enough human urgency and necessary social hypocrisy to supply any number of plays.
Gamm’s Boston Marriage is a ticklish toss-off
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 25, 2008


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Christmas cheers

Both mini-plays are stirring up non-stop giggles and guffaws at the Gamm.
Huzzahs for Gamm’s Santaland and Greetings
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  December 11, 2007
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Abuse and power

Enhanced Interrogation Techniques, the four one-act plays at the Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre is not for the squeamish, but not in the way you think.
The Gamm's timely and troubling Enhanced Interrogation Techniques
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  January 30, 2007
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Encore!

Oh, what a jaded bunch of seat-warmers we can become, those of us who see a lot of theater — good theater, that is. But now and then we encounter a production or a performance that reminds us of what we knew all along.
A year in Providence theater
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 20, 2006
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Ho-ho woes

The humor of David Sedaris is infectious because it comes out so naturally, like a hacking cough that he’s worried about but is trying to make light of.
David Sedaris’s seasonal satire at the Gamm
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 05, 2006
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Peace and war

War. What is it good for? More than absolutely nothing, the indomitable title character of Bertolt Brecht’s Mother Courage and Her Children would contend.
Gamm’s compelling Mother Courage  
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  September 19, 2006