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A case of black and white

It's inarguable that to some extent racism in America is a disease that the civil rights era did not completely inoculate this country against. The argument is about exactly what that extent has been, and David Mamet's provocative play Race explores th
Ocean State plays Mamet's 'Race' card
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 05, 2013

Ocean State Theatre Company’s Rent

It may have been a latecomer as a rock musical, arriving 19 years after Hair rattled the boards in 1967, but Rent is overflowing with everything there is to love about both musicals and high-energy music.
Paying their dues
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 08, 2013

Ocean State Theatre Company’s Fools

Neil Simon's comic fable Fools is getting a talented and chuckle-packed production by Ocean State Theatre Company (through February 10), which might have mildly annoyed the playwright if he knew.
Simon being simple
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  February 01, 2013

Ocean State Theatre Co.’s SantaLand Diaries

It takes a brave performer to take on SantaLand Diaries , since it launched the career of David Sedaris when he read a shorter version of this droll account on NPR 20 years ago.
Ah, humbug
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 21, 2012

Couples run amok in God of Carnage

Not since Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? have theater audiences been treated to such there-but-for-the-grace-of-marriage-counselors relief over their match not being so bad after all.
Uncivilized unions
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  September 14, 2012

Review: TBTS' Man of La Mancha is ever-optimistic

The musical Man of La Mancha certainly packs in a lot.
The dream is alive
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  July 01, 2011