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From North Korea with love: You for Me for You at Company One
In the 2012 world premiere of You for Me for You at Washington DC’s Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, there loomed large posters of North Korea’s Dear Leader.
| February 01, 2013
Chad Deity is a knockout
The old actors' adage "Break a leg" does not seem an apt shout-out to the intrepid cast of The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity.
| August 17, 2012
Warming up with the Boston theater scene's winter offerings
Although the whirlwind of Scrooges and Rockettes will soon be exiting stage left, the storm of winter theater continues unabated.
| December 30, 2011
Company One owns The Brother/Sister Plays
Symbolism blows over swampland in The Brother/Sister Plays , a hypnotic trilogy making its area debut courtesy of Company One (at the BCA Plaza through December 3).
| November 18, 2011
Company One takes on Jason Grote's whirling 1001
Grote uses the same framing device as the original One Thousand and One Nights , which begins with Shahriyar (Nael Nacer) discovering his wife's infidelity and deciding that the only way to prevent his future wives from cheating is to marry virgins, de
| July 29, 2011
Company One's Book of Grace
America, from sink to shining sink: that's the real subject of Suzan-Lori Parks's domestic explosion, The Book of Grace.
| April 29, 2011
When it comes to inciting pop-cultural controversy, daring auteurs of cinema and shock rockers of the music world often get most of the credit. But...
| January 24, 2011
Review: The Huntington's Ruined
Even if it did not ride piggyback on the monumental shoulders of Bertolt Brecht, Lynn Nottage's 2009 Pulitzer Prize winner, Ruined , would stand tall.
Plus Company One's Neighbors
| January 21, 2011
Review: Annie Baker's Circle Mirror Transformation, Body Awareness, and The Aliens
Over the river and through the woods from Grover's Corners lies Shirley, VT, Green Mountain stand-in for college-centric Amherst, MA, where playwright Annie Baker grew up.
Local troupes take a road trip to Shirley, VT
| October 29, 2010
Fall Theater Preview: The event’s the thing
Artistic directors have suddenly morphed into event planners. Both the American Repertory Theater’s Diane Paulus and the Huntington Theatre Company’s Peter DuBois speak of programming not plays but “events.”
Fall on Boston boards
| September 17, 2010
I usually enjoy Carolyn Clay’s theater reviews, but her recent piece on Company One’s inventive and imaginative Grimm contains an error.
Letters to the Boston editor, September 3, 2010
BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS
| September 03, 2010
Get me remix
The Brothers Grimm generally managed to live up to their name.
Company One's Grimm; The Hound of the Baskervilles in Central Square
| July 30, 2010
Even the sweetest life can shatter in an instant, sending you through the looking glass like Alice. For the euphoric heroine of Craig Lucas's 1988 fable of holiday festivity and arbitrary mayhem, Reckless the moment of reckoning comes when her husban
Reckless, The Salt Girl, and The Overwhelming
| November 20, 2009
Quake and Shake
A tenderhearted yarn spinner tells an anxious little girl a story about a talking bear hawking honey. A nerdy young debt collector comes home to find a six-foot amphibian bent on recruiting him to save Tokyo from a natural disaster. Both scenarios emanat
Company One meshes Murakami; Orfeo compacts the Bard
| July 24, 2009
The Pain and the Itch will make you wince if not scratch — your head, that is.
The Pain and the Itch from Company One at the BCA, Fool for Love at New Rep, Bad Dates at MRT
| March 24, 2009
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