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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
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  November 18, 2011
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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
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  October 01, 2010
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Still Wonderful

It's a risky gamble, creating a stage version of Frank Capra's It's a Wonderful Life .
Center Stage interprets Capra’s Life
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 18, 2009

Face off

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
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  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
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  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
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  October 29, 2008


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Half-baked goods

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  
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 21, 2007