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Relish in the romp of Conan Doyle’s Hound
A certain kind of farce distinguishes itself among theatrical forms much as pigs distinguish themselves among the farm animals: by its fondness for playing in the mud, by its grinning, no-nonsense intelligence, and by the tasty saltiness with which it i
Great fare for groundlings
| February 01, 2013
All's Well on Boston Common
I think of Measure for Measure , with its fanatically chaste heroine, and All's Well That Ends Well , with its lovely lass in pursuit of a lout, as Shakespeare's "Smart Women, Foolish Choices" plays.
| August 05, 2011
Podcast: Henry in the Hub, 9 Circles at the BCA 3-29-11
Diego Arciniegas, Artistic Director of the Public Theatre Boston, joined the Henry to discuss Bill Cain's psychological thriller 9 Circles. DOWNLOAD: Henry in the Hub...
| March 29, 2011
Into new worlds
The New Year opens with a duo of two-man, many-character comedies.
Theatrical journeys for the year ahead
| January 01, 2010
Looking deep inside
"None of us," says Mr. Utterson, recalling the small group peering into Edward Hyde's dark flat, "wished to go inside."
Jekyll finds the Hyde in all of us
| October 23, 2009
Mixin' it up
First on my dance card this fall is the Good Theater's The Little Dog Laughed (September 17-October 11), a scathing comedy about Hollywood, a closeted actor's indiscretions with a hustler, and his agent's desperate clean-up duties.
Fall's theater shows cover serious ground
| September 18, 2009
Catharsis + rebirth
My own backward gaze over the last decade of local theater only takes in the second half of it, so I've consulted a few veterans.
Portland theater's losses and gains since 1999
| September 18, 2009
Secrets of a Soccer Mom is a sassy feel-good comedy by Kathleen Clark, sharply directed by Christopher Schario for the Public Theatre.
The Public Theatre explores motherhood
| October 29, 2008
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