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Theatre that ran the emotional gamut in 2010

We laugh, we cry, we stifle annoyance and look at our watches. Theater performances vary widely in what they attempt and how well they accomplish it.
The human condition
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 24, 2010
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Masterful metaphor

Some individual experiences certainly can scale up.
Trinity Rep’s enthralling Syringa Tree
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  May 14, 2010

Play by play: May 29, 2009

Boston Theater this week
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 29, 2009

Play by Play: May 22, 2009

Boston's theater schedule
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 22, 2009
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Lady of the Sea

If all you know of the Aran Islands is the plays of Martin McDonagh, you probably think their populace is an untamed and violent lot.
If all you know of the Aran Islands is the plays of Martin McDonagh, you probably think their populace is an untamed and violent lot.
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  May 15, 2009
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Odd couples

The East Hampton Board of Health would doubtless approve Grey Gardens: The Musical , since it comes minus the crapping cats, feral raccoons, and piles of garbage that form the supporting cast and unsanitary milieu of the famed documentary on which it's
The Lyric's Grey Gardens; Trinity's Shapeshifter
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  May 15, 2009


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Theater in town
Plays for A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 15, 2009

Play by Play, May 8, 2009

Theater around town
Plays from A to Z 
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 08, 2009
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Myth understanding

Trinity Repertory Company has been developing and is staging Shapeshifter , by Laura Schellhardt, which will have its world premiere May 1-31.
Searching for self in Trinity's Shapeshifter
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  May 01, 2009

Play by Play: May 1, 2009

Theater around town
Plays from A to Z
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  May 01, 2009

Play by Play: April 24, 2009

Theater around town
Plays from A to Z
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  April 24, 2009


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Nude vs. prude

Sally Mann doesn’t take photographs, she does Rorschach tests.
Some Things  at Trinity
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  February 27, 2008
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Both sides now

The actors were shown a number of photographs by Sally Mann and asked to decide which of them they found the most beautiful and which the most disturbing.
The ugly beauty of Some Things Are Private
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  February 20, 2008
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The best on the boards

There have been a few muggings on the rialto this year.
Theatre: 2007 in review
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  December 17, 2007
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Sweeping drama

There are doctors in the house at both Trinity Repertory Company and Merrimack Repertory Theatre.
The Clean House at Trinity, plus Secret Order at Merrimack
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  May 16, 2007
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Surreally real life

Why is Sarah Ruhl’s The Clean House a brutally funny comedy? Beats me.
Trinity Rep’s The Clean House is brutally funny
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  May 08, 2007


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A need for laughter

Have you ever laughed at a joke before the punch line?
Trinity walks the line in The Clean House
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 25, 2007
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Triple treat

After a hiatus last year, when the artistic directorship was in flux, the future of the International Women’s Playwriting Festival at Perishable Theatre was in doubt for a while.
Perishable Theatre’s Women’s Playwriting Festival
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  October 31, 2006
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Fighting words

Sometimes the easiest way to offend is to avoid being offensive.
Is Trinity Rep’s Boots On the Ground too balanced?
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 26, 2006
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Love and war

Shakespeare might have subtitled All’s Well That Ends Well (presented by Actors’ Shakespeare Project at Cambridge Family YMCA Theater through May 14) Smart Women, Foolish Choices .
All’s Well That Ends Well ; The Man Who ; Boots on the Ground
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  April 25, 2006
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The war at home

Trinity Repertory Company has taken on a tricky assignment: examining how the Iraq War has affected us on the home front, in Rhode Island. Talk about minefields.
Trinity’s Boots examines how Iraq affects us
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 11, 2006