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Michael McGarty

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Review: Brown tackles Sam Shepard's A Lie of the Mind

Sam Shepard's The Tooth of Crime was scheduled for this season at Brown University Theatre/Sock & Buskin, but the playwright pulled it from production availability to update the 1972 play, as he had done in 1995.
The beast within
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  October 01, 2010

Everyman

When the history of Rhode Island in the 21st century is documented 50 years from now, it's a good bet that prominent figures will include the restaurateurs, chefs, and restaurant designers who continue to make Providence such an exciting city.
The true taste of Rhode Island
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  April 17, 2009

In war and love

PBRC'S A Time of Fire burns slowly
PBRC'S A Time of Fire burns slowly
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  February 18, 2009
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Black power

The centerpiece of George C. Wolfe's 1986 satire The Colored Museum is a scathing sketch called The Last Mama-on-the-Couch Play . A Raisin in the Sun is the über-mama-on-the-couch play
Trinity Rep's powerful Raisin In the Sun
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 12, 2009
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A Raisin in the Sun at Trinity

The centerpiece of George C. Wolfe's 1986 satire The Colored Museum is a scathing sketch called The Last Mama-on-the-Couch Play . A Raisin in the Sun is the über-mama-on-the-couch play.
Plus Zeitgeist's Bad Jazz
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 10, 2009

Detective comics

Tough guys and loose women populate the lighthearted musical City of Angels like tykes playing dress-up.
Brown’s playful City of Angels
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  October 24, 2007


New thoughts

It’s summertime and the thoughts of even serious theatergoers turn from Proust to light beach reading.
Brown/Trinity Rep's summer fare
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  July 10, 2007

Vision quest

Symbolism ain’t for sissies.
It’s easy to see through Brown’s The Blind
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 18, 2007
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Behind the masks

“Dramedy” has been describing successful American plays more and more frequently in recent decades.
Trinity Rep's splendid A Delicate Balance
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  February 27, 2007
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Life’s enchanted cup

The buzz about Trinity Repertory Company’s Our Town has centered on its double-barreled depiction of community.
Our Town at Trinity; BTW’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 07, 2007
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Ain't that America

Thornton Wilder’s Our Town is an odd god in the pantheon of great American theater.
Trinity Rep's timeless Our Town
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  February 07, 2007


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Everyday people

When Thornton Wilder’s Our Town hit the stage in 1938, mainstream Broadway ticket holders finally knew the thrill of theatrical surprise that artsy appreciators of the avant-garde had been crowing about.
Trinity Rep visits Our Town
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  January 23, 2007
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Mucho Ado

Much Ado About Nothing is hardly about inconsequential things. It’s about life, love, and the apparent loss of each through malevolent treachery.
Brown sets Nothing in the 19th century
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  October 24, 2006