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A racial duet at Dramatic Rep
Their father meant nothing particularly serious when he named his sons, African-American like himself, Lincoln and Booth — in fact, Booth tells his little brother, the names were kind of a joke.
Brothers in arms
| November 02, 2012
Fall Theater Preview: Fall on Boston boards
Fall came early to Boston boards this year, bringing with it "Summertime."
| September 16, 2011
I loves you, Porgy
So shoot me, Porgy purists. To my mind, the retooling of The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess for American Repertory Theater is compelling enough to push past quibbles.
The A.R.T. streamlines a classic
| September 02, 2011
Reimagining Porgy and Bess
In the new production at the American Repertory Theater, directed by Diane Paulus, Messrs. Heyward and Gershwin have been reworked by two actual African-Americans: two-time Obie Award winner Diedre L. Murray and Suzan-Lori Parks, the first African-Americ
The A.R.T. takes on the Gershwins' classic and prep it for Broadway
| August 12, 2011
Company One's Book of Grace
America, from sink to shining sink: that's the real subject of Suzan-Lori Parks's domestic explosion, The Book of Grace.
| April 29, 2011
Call of the cash
Naming The Merchant of Venice after Antonio is like naming Medea after Jason.
The Merchant of Venice ; Voyeurs de Venus ; The Oil Thief
| November 11, 2008
Chekhov wrote to a friend while composing The Seagull , first of his Big Four, that he was writing a “comedy with three female parts, six male parts, four acts, a landscape (a view of the lake), much talk about literature, and five tons of love.”
The Seagull flies at the Publick; Company One knocks off Assassins
| July 15, 2008
A Delicate Balance is 40 years old now, but like the patrician clan at the frightened heart of it, the play has good bones.
A Delicate Balance; The Gibson Girl; Some Men
| March 25, 2008
As the Huntington Theatre Company mounts Radio Golf , the ghost in the rafters is that of Wilson, who died last October at 60, soon after completing this final piece of his grand project chronicling decade by decade the African-American experience of t
Radio Golf ; bobrauschenbergamerica ; I Am My Own Wife
| September 20, 2006
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