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Play by play: February 5, 2010

Boston's weekly theater listings
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  February 05, 2010

History plays

Tracey Scott Wilson manages to knock off Martin Luther King Jr.'s halo without removing the glow.
The Good Negro from Company One; Harriet Jacobs in Central Square; Indulgences at New Rep
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  January 29, 2010

Looking back, going forward

Economic recession and post-racial themes abound in Boston’s early 2010 theater repertoire.
A diverse display for 2010
By MADDY MYERS  |  January 01, 2010
dog list

Three-ring circus

This is the fifth season of the Brown/Trinity Playwrights Repertory Theater, and the three productions are quite a delightful array of comedies-in-the-works, all dealing with social survival. The plays being workshopped include an existential examinati
The Brown/Trinity Playwrights' seriously funny fare
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  July 31, 2009

In war and love

PBRC'S A Time of Fire burns slowly
PBRC'S A Time of Fire burns slowly
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  February 18, 2009

Race and rage

Race relations in America were in tumult when Adrienne Kennedy’s Funnyhouse of a Negro was first staged in 1962.  
Brown’s Funnyhouse packs a punch
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  October 02, 2008


Word power

The Etymology of Bird is not about jazz legend Charlie Parker, but it certainly does soar and transport us.
PBRC’s Etymology of Bird soars
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 23, 2008

An identity crisis

On stage there’s nothing like a bad boy, mugging brazenly like Mick Jagger or hurtling toward comeuppance like a medieval morality play sinner.
Brown tackles Ibsen’s knotty Peer Gynt
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 12, 2008

Peers, pressure

Every time there is a school shooting, interest peaks in the media about the pressures that students are under.
PBRC's thought-provoking Done
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  May 01, 2007