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New Rep and W.H.A.T. paint a Pollock

Fortunately, Elvis Costello's dictum that writing about music is like dancing about architecture doesn't apply to playwrights taking on the world of art, which has been the subtext for three provocative Boston-area plays recently.
Art attack
By ED SIEGEL  |  March 09, 2012
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Spring theater offerings

Boston Playwrights' Theatre closes out its winter season with DEPORTED / A DREAM PLAY (March 8–April 1; bu.edu/bpt).
Fight the good fight
By MADDY MYERS  |  March 02, 2012
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After Eden

One of the heroines of Stick Fly , a post-doctoral student of etymology, likes to smear honey on the table and then scrutinize the flies that get stuck in it.
Stick Fly at the Huntington; Paradise Lost at the ART; boom at New Rep
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  March 12, 2010
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Death and transfiguration

There are some playwrights whose work makes you think that a night at the theater is going to be an eat-your-vegetables affair, but then you see a sharp production of one of their plays and you realize the menu is meatier than you had remembered.
Fugard at New Rep, plus Spalding Gray , Conor McDermottroe, and The Random Caruso
By ED SIEGEL  |  March 03, 2009