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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
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  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.
Love sick
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  August 05, 2011
Podcast:  Henry in the Hub, 9 Circles at the BCA 3-29-11

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...
By FNXAdmin  |  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
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  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
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  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
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  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
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  September 18, 2009

Mom genes

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
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  October 29, 2008