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Review: And Everything Is Going Fine(1)
"Maybe I should just tell you some of the facts as I remember them," the late, acclaimed monologist and actor Spalding Gray says early on in Steven Soderbergh's documentary collage, And Everything is Going Fine .
Spalding Gray's story
| February 04, 2011
Reality bites again
At the tail end of February, for the second consecutive year, I (barely) escaped a late-winter hurricane to enter a Midwestern oasis of grass-fed beef, cheap cigarettes, Johnny Depp impersonators, and some of the finest documentaries you might just see t
Getting a jump on the year in documentaries at True/False
| April 02, 2010
Even the sweetest life can shatter in an instant, sending you through the looking glass like Alice. For the euphoric heroine of Craig Lucas's 1988 fable of holiday festivity and arbitrary mayhem, Reckless the moment of reckoning comes when her husban
Reckless, The Salt Girl, and The Overwhelming
| November 20, 2009
Death and transfiguration
There are some playwrights whose work makes you think that a night at the theater is going to be an eat-your-vegetables affair, but then you see a sharp production of one of their plays and you realize the menu is meatier than you had remembered.
Fugard at New Rep, plus Spalding Gray , Conor McDermottroe, and The Random Caruso
| March 03, 2009
To tell the truth
Stories. We all have them.
Sharing stories at Live Bait
| January 07, 2009
Joan Didion on stage, Spalding Gray on the page
The 90-minute theater piece differs from the memoir in ways other than its relative slimness. It's more of a linear journey.
| January 07, 2009
Comedian Jimmy Tingle is on the stump.
Jimmy Tingle runs again
| July 15, 2008
Fortunately for Mike Daisey, Bill Gates is on the other coast and Thomas Edison and Sam Walton are dead.
The monologist opens Monopoly!
| May 03, 2007
“Try to remember the kind of September/When life was slow and oh, so mellow,” sings El Gallo at the top of The Fantasticks .
Invincible Summer ; The Fantasticks ; I Have Before Me a Remarkable Document Given to Me by a Young Lady from Rwanda
| April 10, 2007
Truth and consequences
For a film consisting mostly of a middle-aged guy pointing to charts and lecturing about complex, controversial, and world-challenging ideas, An Inconvenient Truth makes for a more entertaining thriller than The Da Vinci Code .
Al Gore’s graphic disaster movie
| February 20, 2007
Solo performer Mike Daisey has been described as a cross between Noam Chomsky and Jack Black, Spalding Gray and Robin Williams and — my favorite — “Jackie Gleason meets Franz Kafka.”
Delving deeper with Mike Daisey
| September 26, 2006
TENT, a theater company in residence at Perishable Theatre during August, is presenting Your Shipwreck Is No Disaster!
TENT’s Your Shipwreck Is No Disaster!
| August 22, 2006
Song and substance
The wheels of a dream are spinning New Repertory Theatre into a new era with its production of Ragtime .
Ragtime and Caroline, or Change
| May 10, 2006
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