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Review: Black Box’s One-Act Play Festival
The more the merrier seems to be the theme of the sixth annual Black Box Theatre One-Act Play Festival, with the first of two nine-play "Waves" running through August 14 (a second will be staged August 19-28).
Cutting to the chase
| August 12, 2011
Ever since the Greeks learned to keep their masks on straight and not bump into the statuary, theaters and theatergoers have been learning more and more about how the magic works.
Rediscovering the thrill of discovery
| December 23, 2008
Triumph of the will
It's easy enough— unavoidable, actually — to admire and be amazed by the accomplishments of Helen Keller, but it took the account by playwright William Gibson for the remarkable work of her teacher, Annie Sullivan, to be so widely appreciated.
2nd Story's stirring Miracle Worker
| November 26, 2008
The 2nd Story troupe roasts all of the chestnuts here in fine style, clichéd characters deliciously recognizable.
The pleasantly diverting Beaux’ Strategem
| July 09, 2008
Theatergoers just like to have fun. If you agree with that statement, or at least don’t sputter, you might enjoy 2nd Story Theater’s take on Charles Busch’s Red Scare on Sunset .
2nd Story’s Sunset scares up some laughs
| February 12, 2008
2nd Story Theatre is staging Inge’s somewhat sentimental masterwork, Bus Stop , and doing a fine job of it.
2nd Story's skillful Bus Stop
| May 22, 2007
Oh, what a jaded bunch of seat-warmers we can become, those of us who see a lot of theater — good theater, that is. But now and then we encounter a production or a performance that reminds us of what we knew all along.
A year in Providence theater
| December 20, 2006
Trial and error
The folks at 2nd Story Theatre are clever in many ways, only one of which is their usually dandy stage productions.
2nd Story’s well-intentioned Inherit the Wind
| October 10, 2006
A mixed bag
In its second annual “New Works . . . On the Fringe” grab bag of one-acts, the Rhode Island Theatre Ensemble has come up with an assortment of playlets examining the baffling, crazy-making enterprise that is human relationships.
RITE’s “On the Fringe” is a bit tattered
| May 16, 2006
America has always been in love with colorful, charismatic, high-powered women — it’s just been reluctant to vote them into higher office.
2nd Story’s zesty take on Mame
| January 18, 2006
If anyone can get their act together, it should be musicians, storytellers, actors, puppeteers, acrobats, and the like.
Bright Night Providence will ‘ooh!’ and ‘aah!’ you into the New Year
| January 01, 1900
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