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The Gamm’s entrancing Hamlet

For many years, Tony Estrella is perhaps the strongest off-Trinity actor around here. One performance in particular — his 1997 Hamlet title role for Alias Stage — has had devoted theatergoers talking about it ever since.
The stuff of greatness
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  November 11, 2011

Review: Lieutenant of Inishmore is the cat’s me-oww!

Hysterical laughter — of both the pathological and the funny sort — has its place as stopgap comfort when things seemingly can't get worse. Written in 2001 and set in 1993, Martin McDonagh's The Lieutenant of Inishmore treats the terrorist Troubles in
Gore and guffaws
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  January 14, 2011
The Lieutenant of Inishmore at Conley's Wharf

The Lieutenant of Inishmore at Conley's Wharf

Real terrorists don't care about anything other than the cause - they'll murder and maim 'til the cows come home and not flinch a muscle....
By webteam  |  January 04, 2011

In the spirit

Trinity Rep's heartening Christmas Carol
Trinity Rep's heartening Christmas Carol
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 10, 2008

Hopes and fears

Not everyone is an inveterate theatergoer, so many of you have not seen the most celebrated play of the last decade and a half.
URI’s admirable Angels in America
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 26, 2006