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Review: 2nd Story's thought-provoking Nuts

To better convey the look and feel of the sanity hearing portrayed, the production is being staged in the courtroom setting of the historic Bristol Statehouse. It's being directed with agility by Mark Peckham.
Crazy talk
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  June 24, 2011
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Review: 2nd Story's Beck Shaw is engaging

It's fascinating to watch what people put themselves through to insulate themselves from what they put themselves through through other people. Got that?
Emotional evolution
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  February 04, 2011
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Review: 2nd Story's spirited School For Wives

With increasing delight, we knew what was ahead for us when Tom Roberts, in whiteface and rosy cheeks, gave the 2nd Story Theatre audience their customary instructions in verse: "If at intermission you phone, text or tweet/ please turn it off when you
The mating game
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  November 26, 2010
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Hot and bothered

Shout “Fire!” in a crowded theater and you get one response. Shout “Die Hose!” (women’s undies) in a German theater back in 1911 and you got another kind of uproar.
2nd Story’s hilarious Underpants
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  May 14, 2010
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Home unsweet home

European existentialist philosophers grandly designated fear and trembling — and subsets — as the default state of the human condition.
2nd Story's The Dark at the Top of the Stairs
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 18, 2009
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The circle game

It’s a very funny reminder that laughter can make such absurdity almost worthwhile.
Befuddlement rules in Fuddy Meers
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  May 20, 2008


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Seeing Red

Theatergoers just like to have fun. If you agree with that statement, or at least don’t sputter, you might enjoy 2nd Story Theater’s take on Charles Busch’s Red Scare on Sunset .
2nd Story’s Sunset scares up some laughs
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  February 12, 2008
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Power struggle

If the foibles and failings of presidential politics drive you crazy every election cycle, you may not be able to take the latest offering from 2nd Story Theatre.
2nd Story’s enjoyable State of the Union
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  August 21, 2007
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High-flying farce

Forced farce is worse than no farce at all, even when you need some badly.
2nd Story’s madcap Flea In Her Ear
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  February 13, 2007
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Slices of strife

Once more, with feeling.
2nd Story’s Short Attention 2 is a winner  
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  August 02, 2006
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Short ’n’ sweet

2nd Story Theatre has kicked off its Short Attention Span Theatre with Wave : seven short plays, no waiting; all but one a comedy, so not much time to rest your grin.
2nd Story’s Wave 1 is a winner
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  July 11, 2006


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Auntie dearest

America has always been in love with colorful, charismatic, high-powered women — it’s just been reluctant to vote them into higher office.
2nd Story’s zesty take on Mame  
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  January 18, 2006