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Play by play: May 28, 2010

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Theater listings, May 28, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 28, 2010

Play by Play: May 21, 2010

Boston's weekly theater listings
Theater listings, May 21, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 21, 2010

Play by play: May 14, 2010

Boston's weekly theater listings
Theater listings, May 14, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 14, 2010

Play by play, February 26, 2010

Boston's weekly theater listings
Theater listings, week of February 26, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  February 26, 2010
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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

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


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Death and transfiguration

There are some playwrights whose work makes you think that a night at the theater is going to be an eat-your-vegetables affair, but then you see a sharp production of one of their plays and you realize the menu is meatier than you had remembered.
Fugard at New Rep, plus Spalding Gray , Conor McDermottroe, and The Random Caruso
By ED SIEGEL  |  March 03, 2009
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Call of the cash

Naming The Merchant of Venice after Antonio is like naming Medea after Jason.
The Merchant of Venice ; Voyeurs de Venus ; The Oil Thief
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  November 11, 2008
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Game faces

There’s something awe-inspiring about watching an ensemble in which everyone is performing at the top of his or her game.
The Clean House at New Rep; Gary at Boston Playwrights’ Theatre
By ED SIEGEL  |  March 04, 2008
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Pawns in a plot of horror

When Leslie Epstein’s novel King of the Jews was published in 1979, it was hailed as ambitious by all and deemed controversial by many.
Leslie Epstein's King of the Je ws on stage
By LIZA WEISSTUCH  |  February 27, 2007
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Under the influence

A whole lot of thawing goes on in The Ice-Breaker, David Rambo’s stew of global and romantic warming, which is heating up New Repertory Theatre.
The Ice-Breaker at New Rep; Aunt Dan and Lemon at Merrimack
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  October 31, 2006