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Old haunts

It doesn’t take a crystal ball to predict that Blithe Spirit , that cocktail shaker full of dry martini and ectoplasmic mayhem, will amuse. Playwright Noël Coward diagnosed his own gift as a talent to do just that.
Blithe Spirit at the Lyric; Hot Mikado at New Rep; August: Osage County at the Colonial
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  May 14, 2010

Play by Play, May 15, 2009

Theater in town
Plays for A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 15, 2009

Play by Play, May 8, 2009

Theater around town
Plays from A to Z 
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 08, 2009

Play by Play: May 1, 2009

Theater around town
Plays from A to Z
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  May 01, 2009

Play by Play: April 24, 2009

Theater around town
Plays from A to Z
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  April 24, 2009

Play by play: April 17, 2009

Theater around town
 Plays from A to Z
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  April 17, 2009


Play by Play: March 27, 2009

A compilation of theater productions in and around Boston
Plays A to Z
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  March 24, 2009

Crossword: ''Hidden strength''


Yes, we can solve this puzzle
By MATT JONES  |  November 26, 2008

February 2008


Monthly forecast
By SYMBOLINE DAI  |  January 31, 2008

Theatrical progress

As an avid theater-goer, there are times when I hanker to positively consume a fine play.
A venue-to-venue tour of Portland
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  January 02, 2008
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Rí!

In Kings , which is getting six screenings at the MFA, it’s 1977, and six spry Irish lads are sailing toward London, buoyed by grand expectations.
Kings  in Gaelic, plus Brattle Staff Picks
By GERALD PEARY  |  December 31, 2007


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Intense states

English-born, Australia-raised playwright Christine Evans appreciates any style of theater if it’s done well.
Logic meets emotional truth in Weightless
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  October 24, 2007
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History tour

Whitewash has floated like a soap scum on the bloodbath of America’s past as told in the history books.
Zeitgeist’s compelling   Kentucky Cycle; Double Edge’s Republic of Dreams
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  October 09, 2007
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Perfect Tenn

When Tennessee Williams summered in Provincetown in the early 1940s, Eugene O’Neill was the playwright most associated with the tip of the Cape.
Jeremy Lawrence’s one-man show Everybody Expects Me to Write Another Streetcar
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  October 04, 2007
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Garry glitter

Youth may be “a stuff will not endure,” but Noël Coward’s Present Laughter — which takes its title from the Shakespearean ditty that tells us so — certainly does.
Present Laughter shines at the Huntington; plus Hillary and Monica
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  May 29, 2007
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Relative orbits

The gravities of the family Tyrone are many, and relentless.
Mad Horse takes a Long Day's Journey
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  April 18, 2007


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Power suit

Claude Chabrol initiated the French New Wave with Le beau Serge and Les cousins, and for a decade after his work was as shiny as anyone’s.
Chabrol’s latest; Paul Robeson at the MFA
By GERALD PEARY  |  February 14, 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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Some angels

Congratulations are again in order to Opera Unlimited, this time for bringing to Boston the American premiere of Peter Eötvös’s attempt to make an opera out of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America .
Opera Unlimited does Tony Kushner, plus Elizabeth Keusch, Roger Tapping, Donal Fox, and John Harbison
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  June 21, 2006
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Character study

In Desire Under the Elms , Eugene O’Neill looks back farther than usual into the godforsaken roots of American intergenerational disharmony, back to the mid-19th century.
2nd Story digs into O'Neill's Desire
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 08, 2006