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Williams’s shattering Menagerie in Freeport

Tom's restlessness at home in St. Louis, where he's stuck providing for his plaintive mom and crippled sister, becomes particularly oppressive in the very architecture of the Freeport Factory Stage.
Fragile suffering
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  February 24, 2012

Review: Bring tissues to King Lear at Monmouth

Midstage against the roiling charcoal and gray backdrop of the Theater at Monmouth's King Lear is a stand of stark, boughless tree trunks all leaning to one side, as if so long in the same hard wind of Lear's heath that they'll never again grow upright
Oh how pride doth fall
By BY MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  August 05, 2011

Review: Much Ado in World War 2

Men return from war, and attentions turn to love: It's a timeless order, and so it is with the witty Sicilians of Shakespeare's comedy Much Ado About Nothing .
Monmouth shifts centuries, to powerful effect
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  July 15, 2011

Into new worlds

The New Year opens with a duo of two-man, many-character comedies.
Theatrical journeys for the year ahead
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  January 01, 2010
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A Danish punk

The sad mad Danish prince is probably the most oft-quoted tragic hero in the English language, but he's a lot more than that. He is also, as I was reminded recently by a theater companion encountering him for the first time, pretty exasperating to be a
The Theater at Monmouth's Hamlet
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  August 07, 2009

Class play

Interpreting Merchant is a perennial challenge.
Monmouth gives Merchant new status
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  July 30, 2008

Measuring up

Unsavoriness is rife in old Vienna.
Shakespeare passes judgement at Monmouth
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  August 15, 2007

Spirits + sprites

The near-uninhabited spirit island of Shakespeare’s The Tempest , at the Theater at Monmouth, is evoked with a set swathed in white.
Humanity deserted, reborn at Monmouth  
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  July 12, 2006