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Mixed Magic’s muddled Life’s a Dream
'Tis a lumbering theatrical beast to try to chain, but billing the old Spanish war horse Life Is a Dream as Life's a Dream is not enough to tame it for modern theatergoers. Mixed Magic Theatre is staging the 1635 classic by Pedro Calderón de la Barc
A sword, but no sorcery
| November 18, 2011
Review: Mixed Magic's Art of Attack
Both the first and the last line we hear in Art of Attack , by Asa Merritt, is: "You must take your opponent into a deep, dark forest where two and two are five and the way out is only wide enough for one."
Games people play
| October 01, 2010
It's a risky gamble, creating a stage version of Frank Capra's It's a Wonderful Life .
Center Stage interprets Capra’s Life
| December 18, 2009
If you were an ordinary Catholic boy in parochial school, giving nuns as hard a time as you were getting, you probably ended up with the usual stories of ruler-rapped knuckles. If you grew up to be talented playwright John Patrick Shanley, you ended up w
Doubt explores the quicksand of certainty
| September 18, 2009
Mixed and mismatched
Oh those Elizabethans, those cutups, those bawdy scamps. If we had only William Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors to go by, we'd wonder how the Brits ever built an empire between all the misidentifications and panicked confusions.
Errors are still comical in the bucket
| August 21, 2009
The joy of excess
When Richard O’Brien’s Rocky Horror Show came to the British stage in 1973 and the infamous picture show followed two years later, there was proof that more is more.
The time-warping camp of The Rocky Horror Show
| October 29, 2008
Once again the Rhode Island Theatre Ensemble is presenting a grab bag of short plays by local playwrights.
RITE’s New Works . . . on the fringe
| March 21, 2007
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