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Review: CTC’s Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind

There's some interesting but hard to describe theater going on with the 30 Neo-Futurist plays from Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind , which the Contemporary Theater Company is putting on in South Kingstown through July 23.
CTC’s Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  July 22, 2011

Photos: The Providence Phoenix Annual Best in RI Awards Show

The Providence Phoenix honors the Best in RI at the Met on April 20, 2011. Check out the winners  here .
The Best of Rhode Island Awards | The Met | April 20, 2011
By RICHARD MCCAFFREY  |  April 22, 2011

Review: Contemporary's uninspired Composition

There is an interesting metaphorical framing device for this tale and a few pleasant music interludes, but by and large Composition , an original play by the Contemporary Theater Company, is a case study in loosey-goosey storytelling (through April 17)
A lack of creativity
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 15, 2011

Review: CTC's minimalist Romeo and Juliet

Ah, young love. So sweet, so unguarded, so unwise. Parents can caution the younger of their teenagers all they want, but William Shakespeare has undermined their efforts by promoting the blissful aspect in Romeo and Juliet . Yes, it's a tragedy and the
An amusing tragedy
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  February 25, 2011

Taking aim

Sometimes even playwrights just wanna have fun.
A play within a play in Stoppard’s Hound
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 02, 2010

The Carols of Christmas

One can't just break out into Christmas carols, even in this warm and fuzzy season.
The song’s the thing in The Gift of the Magi
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 11, 2009

The farce within

Farces have been keeping audiences slapping their knees ever since cavemen learned to trip into the fire on purpose. A case can be made that the most exquisitely funny farce ever devised is Michael Frayn's Noises Off .
CTC'S Noises Off is a laff riot 
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  August 14, 2009

Shakespeare for dummies

No, it's not sponsored by CliffsNotes. But The Complete Works William Shakespeare (Abridged) , as ably demonstrated by the Contemporary Theater Company (through August 14), shows that the bane of phys-ed majors can be more fun than a barrel of bodkins
The Bard (abridged) at CTC
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  August 07, 2009