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Zeitgeist skips through Tony Kushner's short plays

The fall season has begun with a lot of starry events.  
Serious fun
By ED SIEGEL  |  October 07, 2011
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Fall Theater Preview: Fall on Boston boards

Fall came early to Boston boards this year, bringing with it "Summertime."
Stage worthies
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  September 16, 2011
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Dodging death

Even the sweetest life can shatter in an instant, sending you through the looking glass like Alice. For the euphoric heroine of Craig Lucas's 1988 fable of holiday festivity and arbitrary mayhem, Reckless the moment of reckoning comes when her husban
Reckless, The Salt Girl, and The Overwhelming
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  November 20, 2009
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Both new and old classics

The Gamm certainly has come a long way in the quarter-century leading up to this its 25th anniversary season. The evolution of its name alone is quite a trip.
Life on the boards
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  September 18, 2009
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Gay deceivers

The California State Supreme Court just upheld Proposition 8, denying gay people the right to marriage. This should disabuse the complacent of the illusion that the religious right has relinquished its death grip on America. So, too, should Kirby Dick's
Outrage isn't outrageous enough
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 05, 2009

Play by Play: April 10, 2009

Plays around town
Plays A to Z
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  April 10, 2009


Play by play: April 3, 2009

Plays around town
Plays A to Z
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  April 01, 2009
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Crucibles

There was room for more than one young Jewish diarist in the occupied Amsterdam of World War II. Anne Frank, who died as a teen, is a 20th-century icon. But until recently, her feisty innocence hid Etty Hillesum's fire.
The Wrestling Patient at the BCA; the Lyric's Speech & Debate
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  March 31, 2009
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Review: Theater of War

John Walter had been immersed in Brecht for two decades, and he wanted to make a film about the great German poet/playwright.
Worth watching for Meryl Streep
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  March 24, 2009

Play by Play: March 27, 2009

A compilation of theater productions in and around Boston
Plays A to Z
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  March 24, 2009

Bicentennial Podcast: Some Really Smart People Talk About Abraham Lincoln


 This would have been Abraham Lincoln's 200th birthday, if he had not gotten himself shot and i...
By Carly Carioli  |  February 12, 2009


Team of Rivals: The Movie -- Coming by Christmas?

Team of Rivals: The Movie -- Coming by Christmas?


Speaking last night at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, Tony "Angels In Am...
By Carly Carioli  |  February 11, 2009
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SpeakEasy's The New Century, Cabaret at New Rep

The New Century , a quartet of related short plays by Paul Rudnick, takes its name from the discount department store Century 21.
Gay apparel
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  January 26, 2009
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Year in Theater: Staged right

It's been a Buckingham Palace season on the local rialto.
Changing of the local guard
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  December 22, 2008
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Smart women, tough choices

Welcome back to the director’s chair, Tina Packer.
All’s Well in Lenox, Going to St. Ives via Gloucester
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  July 22, 2008
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Sex and the century

Angels in America can dance on the head of a pin as easily as any other kind.
Angels in America by BTW; A Pinter Duet at New Rep
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  January 29, 2008


Primary colors

Now that the holiday hubbub is behind us, we have no dreams of white Christmases or visions of Sugar Plum Fairies to warm a theatergoer’s heart.
It’s the political season on area stages
By LIZA WEISSTUCH  |  December 26, 2007
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Stage craft

If your escape to New York must include a tune-filled stage show, then the documentary of your dreams is ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway.
The magic in ShowBusiness  and Casting About
By GERALD PEARY  |  June 05, 2007
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Sweeping drama

There are doctors in the house at both Trinity Repertory Company and Merrimack Repertory Theatre.
The Clean House at Trinity, plus Secret Order at Merrimack
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  May 16, 2007
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Culture war games

Karen Finley sat at the edge of the stage of Emerson College’s Cutler Majestic Theatre last week and spoke about a woman who got off on war.
Karen Finley moves on, ‘It’s Alive’ goes after bio-tech, ‘Personal Computer’ gets Webby
By GREG COOK  |  March 27, 2007
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It's a mitzvah

The Maine Jewish Film Festival’s 10th-anniversary brochure is a glossy foldout suggesting a newer, bigger, better festival to come.
To attend the Maine Jewish Film Festival
By KIRAH BROUILLETTE  |  March 14, 2007


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Best on the boards

Huntington Theatre Company artistic director Nicholas Martin recently announced that he would leave his post in 2008.
 Certainly Nicholas Martin will leave the Huntington a livelier place than when he took over.
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 20, 2007
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Wrestling with Tony

In the case of Wrestling with Angels: Playwright Tony Kushner , which opens this Friday at the Kendall Square, director Freida Lee Mock’s typically hagiographic approach can be forgiven.
Freida Lee Mock does Kushner
By GERALD PEARY  |  January 31, 2007
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Best on the boards

Huntington Theatre Company artistic director Nicholas Martin recently announced that he would leave his post in 2008.
A year in theater
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  December 19, 2006
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Grand royals

For all our appreciation of Shakespeare for penning vivid characters, that was really a subordinate skill of the Bard.
 An adventurous take on Macbeth
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 12, 2006
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Eternal returns

When film festivals are programmed as extensions of life, not merely celebrations of cinema, commerce, or hype, everybody wins.
The Boston Jewish Film Festival celebrates life as usual
By MICHAEL ATKINSON  |  October 31, 2006


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Seriously funny

Mileage may vary, but by and large we'll get farther laughing instead of crying.
PBRC’s The Colored Museum
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  October 17, 2006
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Wave, goodbye

Who needs snakes on a plane when they infest so many stage families?
2nd Story’s Short Attention Span 3
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  August 29, 2006

The paper trail

Christopher Gorman’s A Letter From Ethel Kennedy should be seen for what it chronicles rather than what it accomplishes.
Studio Rep’s A Letter from Ethel Kennedy
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  June 20, 2006
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Heidi and seek

The Heidi Chronicles is very much reflective of a first feminist generation of women caught between what their mothers had taught them to desire and what they thought they wanted.
Gloucester Stage honors Wendy Wasserstein
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  June 20, 2006