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Sour and dour souls

Some people are brittle and dry as tinder, but they don't have the sense to not play with matches. The two women at the dangerous center of Martin McDonagh's The Beauty Queen of Leenane could blaze up at any moment, and we know that one or both will
The Gamm's 'Beauty Queen of Leenane'
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  May 10, 2013

Circulation problems

The ProJo's mounting woes; bus riders unite; making musical memories
Phillipe & Jorge's Cool, Cool World
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  May 03, 2013
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The Gamm’s illuminating Red

Whether or not the actual Mark Rothko was as irascible and violent-tempered as playwright John Logan depicts him in Red , the 1950s American art scene did feel his impact. So will those attending the powerful production at the Gamm Theatre, through Dec
A painter’s passion
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  November 23, 2012
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The Gamm’s powerful After the Revolution

Family pressures are troublesome enough in the best of circumstances, but when they involve politics they can blow off the roof.
Truth and consequences
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  September 21, 2012
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The mind is the battleground in the Gamm’s 1984

"War Is Peace" and "Freedom Is Slavery" were government slogans in George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four , his dystopian fever dream.
Reality check
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  May 04, 2012
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The Gamm’s festen is a fractured family tale

A certain lugubrious prince had a difficult time in another Danish household, but that was all tea and sympathy compared to the turbulent family in Festen . The compelling drama, directed by Tony Estrella, runs through February 12 at the Gamm.
Secrets and lies
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  January 20, 2012


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The Gamm’s entrancing Hamlet

For many years, Tony Estrella is perhaps the strongest off-Trinity actor around here. One performance in particular — his 1997 Hamlet title role for Alias Stage — has had devoted theatergoers talking about it ever since.
The stuff of greatness
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  November 11, 2011
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The Gamm’s Circle Mirror Transformation

It could be called the water cooler effect: casual contacts among unlike people, repeated often enough, can lead to unlikely friendships.
Real-life role playing
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  September 23, 2011
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Review: Theatre By the Sea’s rollicking Hairspray

Rockin' out with a social consciousness — who says we can't have it all? A girl just wants to have fun, while doing her part for integration in 1962 Baltimore.
Dance fever
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  August 12, 2011
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Review: The Gamm's Torture is front-loaded

Black humor sure is better than no humor at all. What do you do with the disproved defenses of torture besides get angry?
Rights and wrongs
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  May 13, 2011
A Doll's House at the Gamm Theatre

A Doll's House at the Gamm Theatre


Photo: PETER GOLDBERG Even the most perfect families have foibles festering below the surface. Henrik Ibsen revealed the hard truth in his 1879 masterwork, A Doll's...
By webteam  |  January 18, 2011


A Child's Christmas in Wales at the Gamm Theatre

A Child's Christmas in Wales at the Gamm Theatre


Dylan Thomas's recounting of family, friends, and fun during the winters of his youth boasts some vivid tales indeed. The author's memories of the snow-fuel-ed...
By webteam  |  December 07, 2010
Glengarry Glen Ross at the Gamm Theatre

Glengarry Glen Ross at the Gamm Theatre


Dubious properties, oversized egos, last-ditch career moves - the swirl of real-deal travails in David Mamet's Glengarry Glen Ross makes for a gripping theatrical experience....
By webteam  |  August 31, 2010
Tom Stoppard's "Rock 'n' Roll" at the Gamm Theatre

Tom Stoppard's "Rock 'n' Roll" at the Gamm Theatre


For years Tom Stoppard wrote head-spinning plays that were crammed with relentless philosophical queries, moral and otherwise. They didn't have much heart. With Rock 'n'...
By webteam  |  April 28, 2010
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Classic drama

Theater classics are at a significant disadvantage: overfamiliarity.
The Gamm’s masterful Glass Menagerie
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 19, 2010
4:48 Psychosis at Gamm Theatre

4:48 Psychosis at Gamm Theatre


No one knows the terrors of the mind until they’ve lived through them, but it’s said that Sarah Kane’s 4:48 Psychosis is quite a revealing...
By webteam  |  January 05, 2010


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Art for money's sake

This weekend, hundreds of arts marketing gurus and administrators from across the nation will descend upon the Creative Capital, aka Providence, for a four-day (October 30-November 2) national gath-ering entitled “CollaborACTION!”
Marketing dept.
By RICHARD ASINOF  |  October 30, 2009
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Ideas and emotions

Grace takes place in the recent memories of the title character as well as in her difficult present. The basic concern here, which nags her like a toothache, is the non-existence of the divine.
The Gamm delivers Grace at a fever pitch
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 17, 2009
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Not-so-silent night

Oh, what Miss Pixie wouldn't give to be loved. Pride? Dignity? Self-awareness? Check, check, check.
Miss Pixie's tongue-in-cheek Extravaganza!!!
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 16, 2008