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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
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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
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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
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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


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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
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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
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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