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Review: Mad Horse's Spring Awakening, a 19th-century play with 21st-century actors

Images of white plum blossoms surge over both the back wall and the floor of the Spring Awakening set.
Youthful vigor
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  May 07, 2011

Hot and bothered

Shout “Fire!” in a crowded theater and you get one response. Shout “Die Hose!” (women’s undies) in a German theater back in 1911 and you got another kind of uproar.
2nd Story’s hilarious Underpants
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  May 14, 2010

Pulling the strings

Bourgeois society has always been an easy target because it has always been such a broad one.
Brown’s Lulu is a tragic farce
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 12, 2010

2009: The year in theater

A quick look at this past year in Boston's theater scene.
Stage worthies
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  December 25, 2009

Splendor on the screen

The arc of Elia Kazan's professional life has its origins in the Group Theatre, where he was trained as an actor and performed in the original 1930s productions of Clifford Odets's Waiting for Lefty and Golden Boy .
Elia Kazan at the HFA
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  July 31, 2009

Play by Play, May 8, 2009

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



Unlike its predecessor, the over-hyped Rent , Spring Awakening is the genuine item: a Tony-winning amalgam of theater and pop music that smells like teen fusion.
Spring Awakening at the Colonial; Jerry Springer: The Opera at SpeakEasy
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  May 08, 2009

The Earth moves

There is an element of bare-bones pageantry in Brecht's play — which, the dramatist being a Marxist, has as much to say about knowledge and the marketplace as it does about the father of modern science's impassioned head butt to the opiate of the people
The Life of Galileo ; Spring Awakening ; Picasso at the Lapin Agile
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  May 01, 2009

Play by Play: May 1, 2009

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

As young lovers do

The rock extravaganza Spring Awakening promotes the cliché of adolescent pain to serious grown-up status.
Spring Awakening's musical bruises
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 24, 2009

Play by Play: April 24, 2009

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


Interview: Duncan Sheik

Duncan Sheik hit the Top 20 in 1996 with “Barely Breathing,” a moody, catchy song from his homonymous debut album.
Broadway boy
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  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: April 10, 2009

Plays around town
Plays A to Z
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  April 10, 2009

Spring awake

Head to the American Repertory Theatre's Zero Arrow Theatre for the world premiere of Christine Evans's TROJAN BARBIE (March 28–April 22).
Local stages bloom
By LIZA WEISSTUCH  |  March 16, 2009