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Review: Cherry Docs kicks over a hate crime

Cherry Docs , which is getting its area premiere by New Repertory Theatre, is named for a pair of steel-tipped, rose-hued Doc Martens combat boots.
Shoe shocked
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  October 29, 2010

Cool drink on a hot day

Alan Ayckbourn has been often dismissed as the British Neil Simon. He's also been hailed as a playwright of such acute insight that, if you look beyond the laughs, he deserves to be mentioned in the same critical breath as Harold Pinter.
With Table Manners, Gloucester Stage gives Ayckbourn his due
By ED SIEGEL  |  July 02, 2010

Sins of the play

The title of Israel Horovitz's Sins of the Mother (through September 13 at Gloucester Stage) is an ironic misnomer.
Israel Horovitz returns to Gloucester
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  September 04, 2009

Hare belles

With apologies to Winston Churchill, The Breath of Life is a cliché wrapped in an enigma — or two. On the face of it, award-winning British writer David Hare's ruthless yet sentimental two-hander (at Gloucester Stage through August 2) is a standard co
Divas Plum and Carroll exude The Breath of Life
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  July 31, 2009

Smart women, tough choices

Welcome back to the director’s chair, Tina Packer.
All’s Well in Lenox, Going to St. Ives via Gloucester
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  July 22, 2008

Twisted love song

Enigma Variations isn’t very good, but I can’t tell you why.
Gloucester riffs on Enigma Variations
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  July 08, 2008



When Jonathan Larson, the Pulitzer-winning composer of Rent , wrote tick, tick . . . BOOM! , he could not have known what the “boom” would be.
tick, tick ... BOOM! at New Rep; A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum by BTW; American Buffalo at WHAT
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  October 03, 2007

Visiting hours

George Bernard Shaw liked to call Shakespeare “the other one.”
Dear Liar and The Belle of Amherst in Gloucester
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  July 24, 2007