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Review: Wave 2 of Black Box’s One-Act Play Festival

As duly reported in " Review: Black Box’s One-Act Play Festival ", Wave I of the sixth annual Black Box Theatre One-Act Play Festival was pretty much one success after another, well directed by Rich Morra.
Three hits, more misses
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  August 26, 2011

Review: Black Box’s One-Act Play Festival

The more the merrier seems to be the theme of the sixth annual Black Box Theatre One-Act Play Festival, with the first of two nine-play "Waves" running through August 14 (a second will be staged August 19-28).
Cutting to the chase
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  August 12, 2011

The later, the better

Showcases for local talent tend to be hit-or-miss affairs. Although it provides a few bull's-eye successes, Black Box Theatre's 4th Annual One-Act Play Festival (through August 22) unfortunately is freighted with misses.
Black Box's one-act play festival
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  August 20, 2010

The Empire strikes back

The Empire Revue is a monthly event at AS220, happening every first Sunday at 8 pm, as predictably as political malfeasance and as reliably funny, only without the urge to strangle the perpetrators. It's only eight bucks, which is still cheaper than a
AS220's loose and lively revue
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  September 04, 2009
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Judgment day

Interesting premise. The Last Days of Judas Iscariot , by Stephen Adly Guirgis, suggests what could happen if Judas, the most despised of the New Testament villains, were put on trial in purgatory.
Taking stock of Judas Iscariot
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  May 22, 2009

A living history

Since Anna Deavere Smith's Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 is set in a specific place and time, some theatergoers will want to relegate its incidents and attitudes — which surround the Rodney King riots — to history.
Twilight revists the King riots
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 24, 2009


Alice in Oz

CL , a new play by the Rhode Island Theater Ensemble, does have its charms.
RITE’S CL is a long, strange trip
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  November 21, 2006

A mixed bag

In its second annual “New Works . . . On the Fringe” grab bag of one-acts, the Rhode Island Theatre Ensemble has come up with an assortment of playlets examining the baffling, crazy-making enterprise that is human relationships.
RITE’s “On the Fringe” is a bit tattered
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  May 16, 2006

A bad Shake

Thank goodness for bad plays.
But RITE does a decent job with Timon
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  January 25, 2006