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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
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 29, 2013

Brown/Trinity Rep MFA’s Rhinoceros

Ever have days when you're just not yourself?
Following the herd
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  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.

By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  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
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  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
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  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
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 07, 2012


Trinity Rep’s superb King Lear

It's not a new thing, the complications of elder care.
A triumphant tragedy
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  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.
Emotional wreckage
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  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
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  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
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  July 29, 2011
The Crucible at Trinity Rep

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...
By webteam  |  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
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  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
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  October 22, 2010

Present laughter

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
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  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
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  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...
By Lisa Spinelli  |  September 08, 2009


Material girls

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
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  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
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 10, 2009

Love stories

“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
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 30, 2008