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Trinity’s compelling Christmas Carol

The more things stay the same, the more they change. At least that's the way they've been having it with Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol at Trinity Repertory Company for 35 years.
Comfort and joy
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 02, 2011
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Review: Poe vs. Poe in Trinity's Strange Tale

What's left to spook us these days? Crime shows display forensic detail that has inured us to blood.
I Is Another
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  May 20, 2011
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Review: Trinity Rep gets to the Heart of Scrooge

The more things stay the same, the more they change; at least that's so regarding Trinity Repertory Company's A Christmas Carol (through December 31). Every year on Washington Street, they task themselves with resurrecting the Charles Dickens tale by
The inner Ebenezer
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 03, 2010
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Review: Trinity charts Ebenezer's emotional journey

There are more than 30 different productions of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol being performed at hundreds of theaters around the country, usually in clone versions as identical as re-screened films. Familiarity breeds big box office.
The Tao of Scrooge
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  November 26, 2010
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Review: The Lyric does Dickens

Plenty of theaters make A Christmas Carol sing. But the Lyric Stage Company of Boston, under the frenzied baton of Spiro Veloudos, is rendering an entire Dickensian symphony in The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby.
Plus Iraq in the Aftermath
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  November 05, 2010
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Ballad of a Dead Man

It all starts harmlessly enough. A woman in a nearly empty café, annoyed by a ringing phone ignored by its owner, picks it up and answers. She might as well have flipped open Pandora's Nokia.
Trinity Rep’s Cell Phone fills in the blanks
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 05, 2010


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Christmas present

Christmases come and Christmases go, as psychedelic wrapping paper gives way to orderly Republican stripes, as sweet little Jimmy grows into gruff Uncle James.
Trinity Rep’s Carol delivers the gift of joy
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 04, 2009

Being Scrooge

Over the 33 years that Trinity Rep has been staging A Christmas Carol , many actors playing Ebenezer Scrooge have growled and grumped, cantankered, and curmugeoned around the stage.
Timothy Crowe on Dickens’s ‘life-changing message’
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 04, 2009

Play by play: November 20, 2009

Boston's weekly theater listings
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  November 20, 2009

Play by Play: November 13, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  November 13, 2009

Play by play: November 6, 2009

Boston's weekly theater listings
Boston theater listings, November 6, 2009
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  November 06, 2009


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Review: Disney's A Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens made a mint with readings of A Christmas Carol , but a century and a half of technological progress has not been kind to the property.
State-of-the-art technology allows actors to reach new heights of hamminess
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 06, 2009

Play by play: October 30, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Plays around town
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  October 30, 2009

Play by play: October 23, 2009

Boston's weekly theater listings
Boston theater listings, October 23, 2009
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  October 23, 2009

Play by Play: October 2, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  October 02, 2009

Play by Play: September 25, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  September 25, 2009


Providence Fall Preview Listings 2009

A page of listings for local music, theater, art, festivals and more this fall.
Music, theater, art, festivals and more in the coming months
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  September 18, 2009
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Both new and old classics

The Gamm certainly has come a long way in the quarter-century leading up to this its 25th anniversary season. The evolution of its name alone is quite a trip.
Life on the boards
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  September 18, 2009

Play by play: September 18, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  September 18, 2009
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October lite

We expected the vampires, the werewolves, the zombies, and the homicidal maniacs. Same thing with the android doubles, the alien abductors, the sexually abused pregnant teenager, the Apocalypse, and the post-Apocalypse. But kids' movies?
The outlook is still gloomy, but film finds time for childish things
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 18, 2009
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Interview: Ricky Jay

"There are people who react strangely. I've had people who will clutch rosary beads or throw glasses."
Magic man
By JON GARELICK  |  March 31, 2009


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Hard times

When last year the BBC interrupted its broadcast of Little Dorrit — which hinges on the downfall of a Bernie Madoff–like figure — for a tawdry true-crime documentary, thousands of viewers complained: don't leave us hanging!
Life and debt in Dickens's Little Dorrit
By JUSTINE ELIAS  |  March 24, 2009

Play by play: February 13, 2009

A compilation of theater productions in and around Boston
Plays A to Z
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 10, 2009

Play by Play: February 6, 2009

A compilation of theater productions in and around Boston
  Plays A through Z
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 03, 2009

In the spirit

Trinity Rep's heartening Christmas Carol
Trinity Rep's heartening Christmas Carol
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 10, 2008
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Freedom watch: Jailhouse bloc

With aromatic puffs of change, Bay State stoners rejoiced on Election Day.
Want to know the real reason the law-and-order set backs mandatory-minimum sentencing? They get their pockets lined by the 'prison-industrial complex.'
By HARVEY SILVERGLATE AND KYLE SMEALLIE  |  December 03, 2008


Spare Us the Early Onslaught of Christmas!!

On the night of Saturday, November 1, I went to a house party in the Fox Point section of Providence. Standing in the beer line, flanked by Cruella DeVille and Catwoman, I was both confused and underdressed.
Rant
By PHILIP EIL  |  November 12, 2008

One sings, one doesn’t

This year, at least one element in “Boston Film Festival” is no longer true.
The BFF has little to celebrate; the HFA has ‘Edward Yang’
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 10, 2008
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Return of the screw

Line up your goosebumps: Gloucester Stage is rushing Halloween with a bit of Victorian hokum entitled The Woman in Black.
The Woman in Black haunts Gloucester Stage
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  September 02, 2008
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A stellar Scrooge

Yes, this Christmas Carol sets a new standard for Trinity. Don’t miss it.
Trinity’s Christmas Carol sets a new standard
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 09, 2007