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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
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  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
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  April 02, 2010

Dodging death

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
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  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
By ED SIEGEL  |  March 03, 2009

To tell the truth

Stories. We all have them.
Sharing stories at Live Bait
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  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.
Grief watch
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  January 07, 2009



Comedian Jimmy Tingle is on the stump.
Jimmy Tingle runs again
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  July 15, 2008

Dry Daisey

Fortunately for Mike Daisey, Bill Gates is on the other coast and Thomas Edison and Sam Walton are dead.
The monologist opens Monopoly!
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  May 03, 2007

September songs

“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
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  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
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 20, 2007

Life, examined

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
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  September 26, 2006


Staying afloat

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!
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  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
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  May 10, 2006