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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.

By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 01, 2013
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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.
Primal Time
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  August 17, 2012
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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.  
Cold remedies
By MADDY MYERS  |  December 30, 2011
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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).
Louisiana purchase
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  November 18, 2011
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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
American Nights
By MADDY MYERS  |  July 29, 2011
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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.  
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By CAROLYN CLAY  |  April 29, 2011


About face

About face


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...
By Scott Kearnan  |  January 24, 2011
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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
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  January 21, 2011
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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
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  October 29, 2010
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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
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  September 17, 2010

Grimm connection?

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
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  September 03, 2010


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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
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  July 30, 2010
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Dodging death

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
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  November 20, 2009
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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
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  July 24, 2009
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Rash relations

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
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  March 24, 2009