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Trinity Rep's half-baked 'Social Creatures'
'Social Creatures,' by Jackie Sibblies Drury, is getting a valiant effort to bring it to life, thanks to a talented cast and brave-hearted direction by Curt Columbus. But, as with the zombie menace it depicts, that would be quite a tall order.
Appetite for destruction
| March 29, 2013
Brown/Trinity Rep MFA’s Rhinoceros
Ever have days when you're just not yourself?
Following the herd
| March 01, 2013
Brown/Trinity Rep MFA’s Rhinoceros
Fairy tales seem to have an enduring appeal — especially when they're tweaked to look just a little bit less rarified.
| March 01, 2013
Trinity Rep’s Crime and Punishment
As voluminous Russian novels go, none could be boiled down to a 90-minute stage adaptation with unsurprising economy as well as Fyodor Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment , which Trinity Repertory Company is proving with authority and imagination (throu
The Devil inside
| January 25, 2013
Brown/Trinity Rep MFA’s Machinal
Staging period plays might be an effective way of presenting a history course, if the inaccuracies in choices like Saint Joan and The Lion In Winter were corrected.
A tragic trajectory
| December 14, 2012
Trinity Rep’s The How and the Why
Judging from the subject matter of The How and the Why , which Trinity Repertory Company is staging through December 30, you'd think that playwright Sarah Treem's successful latest work would be more of feminine than feminist concern, dismissing half o
Passion and polemics
| December 07, 2012
Trinity Rep’s superb King Lear
It's not a new thing, the complications of elder care.
A triumphant tragedy
| September 21, 2012
Trinity Rep’s dysfunctional Sparrow Grass
In "Three by Three in Rep," Trinity Repertory Company is taking on an especially ambitious project, cycling three world premieres in a demonstration of the juggling act that used to be common in this country and still is in Europe.
| March 09, 2012
Trinity Rep’s It’s a Wonderful Life
For theatergoers not sufficiently uplifted this holiday season by Trinity Repertory Company's production of A Christmas Carol , the troupe is presenting a second annual feel-good offering, It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play , in the downstairs t
More comfort and joy
| December 16, 2011
Emotions run high at the Brown/Trinity Playwrights Rep
Summer brings the annual trio of productions by Brown/Trinity Playwrights Rep. Love is the common theme of this year's plays — love and its soulmate misery, it goes without saying.
Love and misery
| July 29, 2011
The Crucible at Trinity Rep
It was a hell of a mess in Salem, Massachusetts, back in the 17th century. All that moral imperialism the Puritans were pushing left...
| February 01, 2011
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
| October 29, 2010
In the matter of Chafee campaign manager John 'JR' Pagliarini
The outrageous attempt to tar Linc Chafee's campaign manager John "JR" Pagliarini, who fell on his sword last week and quit the campaign, is the sort of Karl Roveian dirty trick that should make any decent Vo Dilunduh long for a good shower.
Karl Rove would be proud; it’s still a Complex World; the return of Ut
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| October 22, 2010
Director Brian McEleney returns to Trinity Repertory Company for a raucous Twelfth Night that hums with energy, drollery, and a makeshift score that meshes Shakespearean ditty with such seasonal fripperies as "Auld Lang Syne" and the Mariah Carey hit
Trinity throws a Twelfth Night party
| February 12, 2010
Hearts and souls (and laughs too)
It's been a good year for theater around here — an ingeniously roasted dramatic chestnut here, a new and safely landed flight of fancy there. Below are 10 productions that particularly stood out.
The 10 best theater productions of 2009
| December 25, 2009
Right this way, your table's waiting
Several life lessons can be learned in a music hall, and CABARET’s blend of romance and politics has made the musical one of American theater’s...
| September 08, 2009
The usually evenhanded if impassioned David Hare in The Secret Rapture , a 20-year-old play being urgently, elegiacally revived by Trinity Repertory Company.
Trinity uncovers Hare's Secret Rapture
| March 10, 2009
A Raisin in the Sun at Trinity
The centerpiece of George C. Wolfe's 1986 satire The Colored Museum is a scathing sketch called The Last Mama-on-the-Couch Play . A Raisin in the Sun is the über-mama-on-the-couch play.
Plus Zeitgeist's Bad Jazz
| February 10, 2009
“Maybe straight America — or American musical theater — is not ready for it yet. But the music rocks.”
Columbus gets to the heart of Paris by Night
| April 30, 2008
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