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Trinity Rep’s rip-roaring His Girl Friday
There are theatrical adaptations and then there are magnificent transformations, like His Girl Friday . Multiple-Obie Award-winning playwright John Guare has expanded the furious screwball comedy into a historical/social commentary without our losing o
The write stuff
| September 23, 2011
All's Well on Boston Common
I think of Measure for Measure , with its fanatically chaste heroine, and All's Well That Ends Well , with its lovely lass in pursuit of a lout, as Shakespeare's "Smart Women, Foolish Choices" plays.
| August 05, 2011
Review: Poe vs. Poe in Trinity's Strange Tale
What's left to spook us these days? Crime shows display forensic detail that has inured us to blood.
I Is Another
| May 20, 2011
Review: Trinity Rep’s Crucible is potent
The Crucible is a profoundly moving story, especially when inhabited by the talents at Trinity Repertory Company. This is the third time the group has taken on Arthur Miller's masterwork of American theater, the last a quarter-century ago.
| February 18, 2011
The Gamm's masterful Doll's House
There have been other plays well worth seeing this season, but nothing like this masterpiece at the Gamm. And I don't mainly mean the classic by Henrik Ibsen itself, since A Doll's House in shaky hands can come across as shrill and lesson-laden.
A matter of trust
| January 28, 2011
Trinity Rep's uplifting It's A Wonderful Life
Who says you can't have it both ways? Trinity Repertory Company is presenting the sentimental movie classic It's a Wonderful Life as "A Live Radio Play" (through January 2) and they've managed to make it an absorbing — and theatrical — experience.
The road taken
| December 17, 2010
Trinity's rollicking Absurd Person Singular
Very strange. It's as though British playwright Alan Ayckbourn had come to Trinity Rep, studied its veteran acting company, laughed heartily at the amusing talent on display, then went home and wrote Absurd Person Singular for six of the actors.
All about Eves
| October 29, 2010
There are King Oedipus and his mom, there are Romeo and Juliet, and there are Oscar and Felix.
Trinity Rep’s over-the-top The Odd Couple
| April 23, 2010
A life on the boards
An actor who has done 100 productions at the same theater?
Trinity’s Fred Sullivan, Jr. hits 100
| April 16, 2010
Theater classics are at a significant disadvantage: overfamiliarity.
The Gamm’s masterful Glass Menagerie
| March 19, 2010
The road not taken
Shooting Star , by Steven Deitz, got its title from a Bob Dylan lyric that speaks of poignant regret.
A brief encounter in Trinity’s Shooting Star
| October 30, 2009
Best of the Bard
The Comedy of Errors ? Ha. The Merry Wives of Windsor ? Ha; ha.
The Gamm’s masterful Much Ado About Nothing
| September 25, 2009
The usually evenhanded if impassioned David Hare in The Secret Rapture , a 20-year-old play being urgently, elegiacally revived by Trinity Repertory Company.
Trinity uncovers Hare's Secret Rapture
| March 10, 2009
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