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Review: RWU's Far Away is a weird whirlwind

While FDR maintained that we have nothing to fear but fear itself, British playwright Caryl Churchill modifies that dictum in her 2000 Far Away , which is getting an imaginative production at Roger Williams University's Barn Summer Playhouse (through J
The surreal world
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  June 24, 2011
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Review: 2nd Story's uproarious The Good Doctor

Neil Simon may not be the most subtle of playwrights, too often tempted beyond endurance to go for the gag at the expense of motivation.
When Neil met Anton
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 01, 2011

It’s good to be king

After being out of the local theater scene for a couple of decades, the Rhode Island Shakespeare Theater (TRIST) is back, staging an outdoor production of Henry VIII at the Roger Williams National Memorial Park, on North Main Street in Providence, thro
TRIST takes Henry VIII outdoors
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  June 18, 2010
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Laugh to keep from crying

Rarely did a play arrive with better timing than You Can't Take It With You , the joyfully optimistic paean to the American spirit that earned its Pulitzer in 1936, when the country was licking the wounds of collective Depression.
Timeless optimism in You Can't Take It With You
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  July 17, 2009
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Home unsweet home

European existentialist philosophers grandly designated fear and trembling — and subsets — as the default state of the human condition.
2nd Story's The Dark at the Top of the Stairs
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 18, 2009
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An intriguing trio

There were 196 plays submitted to Perishable Theatre, and three were chosen for the 14th International Women’s Playwriting Festival.  
Perishable’s Women’s Playwriting Festival
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  October 22, 2008