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Trinity’s delicately balanced Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice gives modern audiences a lot to think and talk about — including, we can forget, a surprising amount of comedy. But the main concern is it being such a head-shaking case study of the era's anti-Semitism.
The light and the dark
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  February 17, 2012
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Trinity Rep’s poignant Clybourne Park

It would take a mountain of homage to overshadow the immense chutzpah that playwright Bruce Norris required to ride on the shoulders of an American theater classic like Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin In the Sun .
Walking the color line
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  October 28, 2011
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Review: 2nd Story's spirited Speech & Debate

Considering the dark core at the center of Speech & Debate — a sexual predator — it might seem incongruous that Steven Karam's celebrated play is hilarious. But at 2nd Story Theatre, that dark cloud doesn't inhibit the sunshine as three intrepid h
Class action
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  July 15, 2011

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
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A stellar Scrooge

Yes, this Christmas Carol sets a new standard for Trinity. Don’t miss it.
Trinity’s Christmas Carol sets a new standard
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 09, 2007