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The ‘2012 RISCA Fellowship Exhibition’

Last weekend The New York Times proclaimed Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning , the debut video game of former Red Sox pitcher and outspoken Republican millionaire Curt Schilling's 38 Studios, "one of the finest action role-playing games yet made."
Bright spots
By GREG COOK  |  February 17, 2012

Brown/Trinity Rep Consortium’s Parade

Parade might be the best musical, as well as the most unlikely one, that you've never seen. Its one-line plot description isn't exactly alluring.
An unfortunate man
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 09, 2011

Review: Perishable's Hedwig and the Angry Inch

If Alexander Platt's take on Hedwig and the Angry Inch were packed with any more energy, the bomb squad would have to be called out every night.
Lust for life
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  July 01, 2011

Review: Threepenny Opera is dark and dynamic

No wonder, theatrically speaking, that The Threepenny Opera takes three hours to perform.
A really big show
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  May 20, 2011

Review: Tennessee Williams's self-indulgent Vieux Carré

Tennessee Williams scholars and melodrama buffs will be quick-marching over to the Brown/Trinity Rep performance of his early Vieux Carré (at the Pell Chafee Performance Center through December 19).
Only the lonely
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 17, 2010

With plans for a downtown mural, Shepard Fairey returns to Providence

It is a rather unremarkable collection of bricks at the moment: an exterior wall at the back of Trinity Repertory Company’s Pell Chafee Performance Center in downtown Providence.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  June 18, 2010

Woyzeck at Pell Chafee Performance Center

Woyzeck at Pell Chafee Performance Center

Georg Büchner never finished Woyzeck, the famed play he began writing in 1836. Maybe that's why its interpreters have enjoyed such leeway with the tale....
By webteam  |  December 03, 2009

Court and spark

Theater productions sometimes go to great pains (often ours) to make a period play relevant to modern audiences.
Brown/Trinity Rep Consortium’s lively Figaro
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 05, 2008

Meaningful moves

What do you get when you combine three dancers, two six-foot sheets of melting ice, tiny video transmitters, and footage of Alaskan glaciers and ice caves?
Lostwax’s Melt searches for beauty
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  October 24, 2007

Hedda unhinged

Hedda, Hedda, when will you ever learn?
An intriguing take on Ibsen’s Gabler
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 14, 2007

Grand royals

For all our appreciation of Shakespeare for penning vivid characters, that was really a subordinate skill of the Bard.
 An adventurous take on Macbeth
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 12, 2006


An aural adventure

The sounds are dark, but sometimes light.
Terrastock 6’s psychedelic invasion
By BOB GULLA  |  April 18, 2006

Running the gamut

You may have seen him recently sitting in with Black Honey, but didn’t realize it.
Johnny Juxo rocks and rolls and swings and . . .
By BOB GULLA  |  March 29, 2006

The return of Terrastock

This April 21-23, serious music fans in Providence are in for a real treat.
‘ Outsiders’ gather in Providence; plus, Black Honey
By BOB GULLA  |  March 01, 2006