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Motherhood: The Musical at Trinity

Motherhood: The Musical was created mainly to cheer on the fact that mommies just wanna have fun.
Babies and beyond
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  June 15, 2012
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Brown/Trinity Rep MFA’s revolutionary Tango

A totalitarian regime can persist for many reasons: widespread timidity, complacency, political expediency, fear, and so on.
Old World order
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  May 11, 2012
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Trinity’s Boeing-Boeing

Oh, what a tangled web they weave.
Come fly with me . . . and me and me
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 27, 2012
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More musings on death at Trinity Rep

Death can be easiest for the dead themselves, who don't have to deal with the emotional aftermath, after all.
Alone together
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 30, 2012
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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
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Brown/Trinity Rep Consortium’s Parade

Parade might be the best musical, as well as the most unlikely one, that you've never seen. Its one-line plot description isn't exactly alluring.
An unfortunate man
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 09, 2011


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Trinity’s compelling Christmas Carol

The more things stay the same, the more they change. At least that's the way they've been having it with Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol at Trinity Repertory Company for 35 years.
Comfort and joy
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 02, 2011
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Trinity Rep’s rip-roaring His Girl Friday

There are theatrical adaptations and then there are magnificent transformations, like His Girl Friday . Multiple-Obie Award-winning playwright John Guare has expanded the furious screwball comedy into a historical/social commentary without our losing o
The write stuff
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  September 23, 2011
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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
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Review: Perishable's Hedwig and the Angry Inch

If Alexander Platt's take on Hedwig and the Angry Inch were packed with any more energy, the bomb squad would have to be called out every night.
Lust for life
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  July 01, 2011

Review: Arlene Violet's The Family

If anybody not under potential indictment is qualified to write something titled The Family , subtitled "A Musical About the Mob," it's Arlene Violet.
Wiseguys (and dolls)
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  June 10, 2011


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Review: Poe vs. Poe in Trinity's Strange Tale

What's left to spook us these days? Crime shows display forensic detail that has inured us to blood.
I Is Another
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  May 20, 2011

Review: Threepenny Opera is dark and dynamic

No wonder, theatrically speaking, that The Threepenny Opera takes three hours to perform.
A really big show
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  May 20, 2011
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Review: Trinity's Steel Magnolias is fun and poignant

The first thing you need to know is that over the course of watching Steel Magnolias , which is getting a no-laffs-barred production by Trinity Repertory Company (through May 15), all my testosterone drained out and pooled at my feet.
Both sides now
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 29, 2011
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Review: Trinity's Yellowman gets beneath the surface

With its usual acting prowess, distilled into two characters, Trinity Repertory Company is presenting an affecting drama about black-on-black prejudice, Dael Orlandersmith's Yellowman .
Pride and prejudice
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 11, 2011
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Review: Trinity Rep’s Crucible is potent

The Crucible is a profoundly moving story, especially when inhabited by the talents at Trinity Repertory Company. This is the third time the group has taken on Arthur Miller's masterwork of American theater, the last a quarter-century ago.
Hidden agendas
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  February 18, 2011


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Preview: Trinity Rep takes The Crucible to the streets

Arthur Miller's The Crucible was a seminal work of American theater, taking a shameful passage of history — the Salem witch trials of the late 17th century — and melding it in the audience's consciousness with a contemporary parallel — the Red Scare h
Truth and consequences
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  February 04, 2011
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The Gamm's masterful Doll's House

There have been other plays well worth seeing this season, but nothing like this masterpiece at the Gamm. And I don't mainly mean the classic by Henrik Ibsen itself, since A Doll's House in shaky hands can come across as shrill and lesson-laden.
A matter of trust
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  January 28, 2011
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Winter theatre preview: From the Bard to Becky Shaw

From the latest Pulitzer winner for drama to a musical adaptation of a popular board game, and from the Bard to Becky Shaw, Rhode Island theaters are certainly starting 2011 with varied offerings.
Gionfriddo, Synge, Ibsen, and more
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 31, 2010
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Theatre that ran the emotional gamut in 2010

We laugh, we cry, we stifle annoyance and look at our watches. Theater performances vary widely in what they attempt and how well they accomplish it.
The human condition
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 24, 2010
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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


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Review: Tennessee Williams's self-indulgent Vieux Carré

Tennessee Williams scholars and melodrama buffs will be quick-marching over to the Brown/Trinity Rep performance of his early Vieux Carré (at the Pell Chafee Performance Center through December 19).
Only the lonely
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 17, 2010
It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play at Trinity Rep

It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play at Trinity Rep


If one certified seasonal classic does boffo box office each year, why not test out another? The Trinity Rep troupe has A Christmas Carol up...
By webteam  |  December 07, 2010
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Review: Trinity Rep gets to the Heart of Scrooge

The more things stay the same, the more they change; at least that's so regarding Trinity Repertory Company's A Christmas Carol (through December 31). Every year on Washington Street, they task themselves with resurrecting the Charles Dickens tale by
The inner Ebenezer
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 03, 2010
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Review: Trinity charts Ebenezer's emotional journey

There are more than 30 different productions of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol being performed at hundreds of theaters around the country, usually in clone versions as identical as re-screened films. Familiarity breeds big box office.
The Tao of Scrooge
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  November 26, 2010
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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


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Review: Trinity's Absurd Person Singular

As playwriting goes, there's prolific and then there's prolific. There's, say, Shakespeare with his piddling 38 plays. And then there's someone like Alan Ayckbourn: 73 full-length babies, and counting.
Trinity nails down Alan Ayckbourn
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  October 15, 2010
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Review: Trinity Rep's magical Camelot

Camelot is a hard musical not to like, even for those who don’t like to like musicals.
An enchanted evening
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  September 24, 2010
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Review: Trinity Rep revisits Camelot

Ask the historians, the psychologists, the sociologists. The more a society is troubled, the more it harkens back to a Golden Age — such as the one depicted in Camelot , the Lerner and Loewe musical that Trinity Repertory Company is staging through Octo
A royal revival
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  September 17, 2010
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Fall Theater Preview: Musicals and more

If we've come to know anything about 2nd Story Theatre, it's that we shouldn't presume to know what plays to expect.
Belting it out and acting up
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  September 17, 2010