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Trinity’s moving mourners’ Bench

You die, you're dead and buried. But if you survive a loved one's death, or anticipate soon having to, you shamble about wounded.
Life after death
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 23, 2012

Trinity Rep's uplifting It's A Wonderful Life

Who says you can't have it both ways? Trinity Repertory Company is presenting the sentimental movie classic It's a Wonderful Life as "A Live Radio Play" (through January 2) and they've managed to make it an absorbing — and theatrical — experience.
The road taken
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 17, 2010

Trinity's rollicking Absurd Person Singular

Very strange. It's as though British playwright Alan Ayckbourn had come to Trinity Rep, studied its veteran acting company, laughed heartily at the amusing talent on display, then went home and wrote Absurd Person Singular for six of the actors.
All about Eves
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  October 29, 2010

Christmas present

Christmases come and Christmases go, as psychedelic wrapping paper gives way to orderly Republican stripes, as sweet little Jimmy grows into gruff Uncle James.
Trinity Rep’s Carol delivers the gift of joy
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 04, 2009

Being Scrooge

Over the 33 years that Trinity Rep has been staging A Christmas Carol , many actors playing Ebenezer Scrooge have growled and grumped, cantankered, and curmugeoned around the stage.
Timothy Crowe on Dickens’s ‘life-changing message’
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 04, 2009

Play by play: October 16, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
This week's theater listings
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  October 16, 2009

Play by play: October 9, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Theater listings
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  October 09, 2009

Play by Play: October 2, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  October 02, 2009

Black beauty

August Wilson pioneered a magical realism all his own.
Fences, plus The Savannah Disputation and Mister Roberts
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  September 25, 2009

All at sea

The Ocean State is a character as colorful as any of the ragtag denizens of Side by Each.
Local color spices Side By Each at the Rhode Island Film Festival
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  August 05, 2008

Learning curves

From Mr. Chips to Miss Jean Brodie, charismatic teachers have been the stuff of drama.
  SpeakEasy’s The History Boys; Trinity’s Paris by Night
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  May 06, 2008


An identity crisis

On stage there’s nothing like a bad boy, mugging brazenly like Mick Jagger or hurtling toward comeuppance like a medieval morality play sinner.
Brown tackles Ibsen’s knotty Peer Gynt
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 12, 2008

Perfect Balance

Harold Pinter once said that his plays were about “the weasel under the cocktail cabinet.”
Trinity polishes Albee’s Pulitzer winner
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  March 06, 2007

Behind the masks

“Dramedy” has been describing successful American plays more and more frequently in recent decades.
Trinity Rep's splendid A Delicate Balance
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  February 27, 2007

Merry, merry

Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol is as chock-full of feelings as a fruitcake has calories.
Trinity Rep’s delightful Christmas Carol
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 05, 2006

Fleet prince

“Sweet maid” Gertrude calls Ophelia. And all these years you thought she was referring to Hamlet’s unfortunate lady love as a virgin.
Trinity Rep gives us Hamlet with rampaging energy and an incipient drinking problem
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 09, 2006