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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

Review: Mad Horse's Dark Night series returns

For three years now, on the midweek evenings when their main stage show is off and the theater is normally "dark," Mad Horse has staged a whole second batch of theatrical diversions.
A pleasing menu
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  October 15, 2010

Play by play: August 14, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  August 14, 2009

Play by Play: August 7, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  August 07, 2009

Play by play: July 31, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  July 31, 2009

Play by play: July 24, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  July 24, 2009


Play by play: July 17, 2009

Boston's theater schedule
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  July 17, 2009

Play by play: July 10, 2009

This week in Boston theater
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  July 10, 2009
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Review: The Seagull, The Corn Is Green

The Seagull begins with a theatrical experiment — a brief symbolist drama dreamed by young Konstantin Treplev, who's struggling toward artistic expression while endeavoring to showcase his girlfriend and impress his actress mother.
Tons of love
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  January 20, 2009
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The circle game

It’s a very funny reminder that laughter can make such absurdity almost worthwhile.
Befuddlement rules in Fuddy Meers
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  May 20, 2008
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Noir comedy

As in Casablanca , whose transient denizens are waiting for visas, most of Macao is just waiting — as if for Godot.
Adrfit in Macao lives up to its name
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  January 16, 2008


Primary colors

Now that the holiday hubbub is behind us, we have no dreams of white Christmases or visions of Sugar Plum Fairies to warm a theatergoer’s heart.
It’s the political season on area stages
By LIZA WEISSTUCH  |  December 26, 2007
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The best on the boards

There have been a few muggings on the rialto this year.
Theatre: 2007 in review
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  December 17, 2007
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Love bites

Noël Coward may not have been born in a trunk, but he moved into one early.
A Marvelous Party; Mr. Marmalade; Misalliance
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  July 18, 2007
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Hit or myth

From Shakespeare to Shaw, statues have come to life on stage.
Persephone debuts at the Huntington; Valhalla comes to Zeitgeist
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  April 17, 2007
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Faith-based antics

If you’ve ever wondered what would happen if you took Comparative Religion and crack cocaine simultaneously, the answer may be Christopher Durang’s Miss Witherspoon .
Miss Witherspoon at the Lyric; Theresa at Home at BPT
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  March 27, 2007


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Spirit voices

“Miss Witherspoon” isn’t really her name.
Making the dead come back to life
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  March 21, 2007
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Thinking ahead

On the civic side of things comes a new play, a public-service production about sex education, from ADD VERB PRODUCTIONS .
The coming year on the boards
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  December 29, 2006
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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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Wave, goodbye

Who needs snakes on a plane when they infest so many stage families?
2nd Story’s Short Attention Span 3
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  August 29, 2006
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Slices of strife

Once more, with feeling.
2nd Story’s Short Attention 2 is a winner  
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  August 02, 2006


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Short ’n’ sweet

2nd Story Theatre has kicked off its Short Attention Span Theatre with Wave : seven short plays, no waiting; all but one a comedy, so not much time to rest your grin.
2nd Story’s Wave 1 is a winner
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  July 11, 2006
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Playing parents

Parenthood is no happy hour in Baby with the Bathwater (directed by Joan Sand for Mad Horse Theatre), that’s for sure.
Throwing it all out at Mad Horse
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  February 09, 2006