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Review TheTempermentals

'The Tempermentals' start the revolution

Jon Marans's The Temperamentals (at Lyric Stage through April 28) begins innocently enough: a first date during which a coy couple engages in some flirtatious back-and-forth and plays footsie under a restaurant table.
Secret histories
By MADDY MYERS  |  April 06, 2012

Play by play: April 3, 2009

Plays around town
Plays A to Z
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  April 01, 2009


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

Play by Play: March 20, 2009

A compilation of theater productions in and around Boston
Plays A to Z
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  March 18, 2009

Love and politics

In Boleros for the Disenchanted , Puerto Rican–born José Rivera looks beyond the fairy dust and sexual spark to probe the full meaning of “till death do us part.”  
Boleros for the Disenchanted ; November ; Martha Mitchell Calling
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  October 21, 2008


All's fair?

If Viagra had existed in La Belle Époque, The Ladies Man would be a very short show.
Shakespeare + Company’s The Ladies Man; Gloucester Stage’s Billy Bishop
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  June 10, 2008

Dysfunction junction

A Delicate Balance  is 40 years old now, but like the patrician clan at the frightened heart of it, the play has good bones.
A Delicate Balance; The Gibson Girl; Some Men
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  March 25, 2008

Vietnam and Victoriana

War is hell in Streamers — and few of the characters have even been to one.
The Huntington’s Streamers ; SpeakEasy’s Edwin Drood
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  November 19, 2007

Love bites

Noël Coward may not have been born in a trunk, but he moved into one early.
A Marvelous Party; Mr. Marmalade; Misalliance
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  July 18, 2007

Songbird and Snowbirds

For Shakespeare’s Orsino, music is the food of love. For soprano Florence Foster Jenkins, it was the food of delusion — and she had a voracious appetite.
Souvenir at Lyric Stage; Almost, Maine at SpeakEasy
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 20, 2007


Elemental journeys

Exploration is the fodder of Five by Tenn and Tom Crean — Antarctic Explorer .
Five by Tenn , Tom Crean — Antarctic Explorer
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 02, 2006