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2009: The year in theater

A quick look at this past year in Boston's theater scene.
Stage worthies
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  December 25, 2009

Play by Play: June 26, 2009

Boston theater this week
Plays for A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  June 26, 2009
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Ducks and dicks

If the American Repertory Theatre is renewing its vows to David Mamet, several of whose plays it premiered in the 1990s, the double bill of The Duck Variations and Sexual Perversity in Chicago will do nicely for something old and something blue.
The ART revisits early Mamet
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  June 19, 2009

Play by Play: March 13, 2009

A compilation of theater productions in and around Boston
Plays A to Z
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  March 10, 2009

Play by play: March 6, 2009

A compilation of theater productions in and around Boston
Plays from A to Z
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  March 03, 2009
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Endgame at the ART

"They give mirth astride of a grave," Beckett might just as well have written of Mankind. He did opine, in Endgame , that "nothing is funnier than unhappiness."
Death duties
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 24, 2009


Play by Play: February 27, 2009

A compilation of theater productions in and around Boston
Plays A to Z
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 24, 2009

Play by play: February 20, 2009

A compilation of theater productions in and around Boston
Plays A to Z
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 17, 2009

Play by play: February 13, 2009

A compilation of theater productions in and around Boston
Plays A to Z
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 10, 2009
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Rabbit forming

For further indication of the darkening zeitgeist, consider the personae of imaginary rabbits.
Donnie Darko, plus The Bluest Eye and To Kill a Mockingbird
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  November 08, 2007
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Rabbit food

Though he believes in the spiritual quality of Donnie’s quest, he doesn’t want to tie the play to any one religion, or to religion at all.
Donnie Darko takes to the stage
By IRIS FANGER  |  October 23, 2007


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Tracks of her tears

There are tears but no onions in The Onion Cellar. But who needs emotionally catalytic root vegetables when you have the Dresden Dolls?
The Dresden Dolls rock The Onion Cellar
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  December 19, 2006
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Crying game

The Onion Cellar that Amanda Palmer envisioned is not the one that the ART will present at Zero Arrow Theatre.
The Dresden Dolls and the ART grapple in The Onion Cellar
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  December 07, 2006

Boston music news: December 1, 2006

It’s no secret that, along with being a rock band, the Dresden Dolls are, well, theatrical.
Notes on the Dresden Dolls and Girls Rock Camp
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  November 27, 2006
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Players and painted stage

It seems the fall theater season was shot from a gun this year, barely after the Labor Day picnic baskets had been packed away.
Fall on the Boston boards  
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  September 13, 2006
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Boston theater season announced

Boston’s biggest theatrical guns have announced what they’ll be showing next season, and it isn’t all Annie and Aeschylus .
High Fidelity  to world premiere in the fall
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  April 27, 2006