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Acorn’s must-see production of a Pinter classic
Almost everything goes unsaid in Harold Pinter's 1958 classic, The Birthday Party .
Turning up the heat
| March 02, 2012
More Bard, another park
Just as fiddleheads and lilacs sprung early this year, so have the urban-pastoral pleasures of al fresco Shakespeare.
Acorn takes Shakespeare to the Riverbank
| May 21, 2010
The race is on
Around 7 pm last Saturday at the St. Lawrence, a sealed envelope was sliced open and its contents, handwritten on three slips of paper, were revealed to a full house: “Are you sure you want to go through with this?”
Running through Acorn’s 24-Hour Play Festival
| May 07, 2010
Rise and fall
For years now, the Naked Shakespeare Ensemble has brought its signature fare — stripped-down productions and ravishingly acute attention to the Bard's language — into a slew of non-traditional settings, including the Wine Bar on Wharf Street, SPACE Gall
Naked Shakespeare's Richard II
| May 22, 2009
A disturbing restlessness lies at the heart of Sam Shepard's rugged, dysfunctional American West. Men run off and then return, rebel and then cleave.
Sam Shepard's A Lie of the Mind
| November 12, 2008
All in the family(1)
“Home” isn’t necessarily a discrete, concrete place.
Lives and cultures clash in Lanyard premiere
| August 12, 2008
Venice in Longfellow Square
All the venue’s a stage in Naked Shakespeare’s theatrical ethos.
| May 07, 2008
As an avid theater-goer, there are times when I hanker to positively consume a fine play.
A venue-to-venue tour of Portland
| January 02, 2008
You'll die laughing
What happens when that levity becomes the modus operandi, so constant that relief actually comes in breakthroughs of genuine grief or anger?
The Players' Ring explores attitudes about dying
| September 19, 2007
Classics and Shakespeare
Autumn approaches with a theatrical windfall, so I’ll dig right in, sans ceremony.
Fall brings plays from the past
| September 12, 2007
Life is a highway
The fates of several Devil’s Elbow residents hang on the fate of an entrance ramp-to-be.
And Devil's Elbow is in the way
| August 01, 2007
Are you or the kids feeling pent up?
Building new theatrical performers at Acorn
| January 17, 2007
Concise and elegant, the prose of Ernest Hemingway in some ways resembles particularly beautiful stage directions.
Bringing Hemingway back to life
| January 03, 2007
All in the family
A therapist can't babble, Lawrence Kimball tells us.
The Lanyard deftly handles dysfunction
| August 02, 2006
My contribution to the Band Guide issue is a meditation on some of the telling differences between the theater and band scenes, in the interest of seeing the one pick up a little of the notorious energy and audience of the other.
What can actors and musicians learn from each other?
| February 23, 2006
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