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Review: Perishable's emotionally transfixing 1:23

Two things about Carson Kreitzer's 1:23 , which is getting a phenomenal production at Perishable Theatre (through May 7).
Crimes of the heart
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 22, 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

Review: A riveting Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Edward Albee’s brilliant, savage first full-length play, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? , needs to be done marvelously or not at all. So, thank goodness this Perishable Theatre production is a marvel indeed.
Wedded blisters
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  September 10, 2010

Night moves

Theater of Thought has done it again, this time with dark humor and Texas accents, as it amplifies theatrical reality with a site-specific rendition of Killer Joe .
Theater Of Thought’s Killer Joe
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  May 28, 2010

Currency Events

Meg Miroshnik's new play, Bad Money , at Perishable Theatre (through March 8), couldn't be more timely to the current economic situation.
The Precient Bad Money   at Perishable
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  March 04, 2009


Anything but tame

Director Peter Sampieri and an ace troupe are mounting a slam-bang production of the comedy that sparkles with originality and resolves a feminist objection to the play that we can assume is older than the play itself.
A smart take on Shakespeare’s Shrew
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  May 20, 2008

Girls to Women

A good college production of a weak musical like Little Women is certainly a better deal than a weak production of a Broadway favorite.
URI Theatre stages the novel-as-musical
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 04, 2007

Body language

Neil LaBute’s Fat Pig has flown from one college campus to another since it was first produced in New York in late 2004. Now it has landed at the University of Rhode Island (through October 22) under the capable direction of Bryna Wortman.
URI’s Fat Pig digs beneath the surface
By JOHNNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  October 17, 2006