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Woody Sez — People’s Light & Theatre Company

Musical instruments, especially strings, bowable, pluckable, and strummable, have been burgeoning on local stages. Actors, local and visiting, are proving to be quadruple threats, able to sing, dance, act, and … Continue reading

May 14, 2014 · 1 Comment

Little Shop of Horrors — Bristol Riverside Theatre

Bristol Riverside Theatre’s “Little Shops of Horrors” is proof a basic model can serve a durable classic as well as a luxury vehicle with all the bells and whistles. Susan … Continue reading

May 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Brainpeople — Luna Theater

Magical realism is an acquired taste. It asks for more than usual suspension of disbelief as it turns a plausible, realistic situation into a fantasy of great or even phenomenal proportion. … Continue reading

May 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Man of La Mancha — Act II Playhouse

From the time Christopher Colucci comes down Act II Playhouse’s house left aisle fingering on a lone guitar the familiar chords and rhythms that signal the overture of “Man of … Continue reading

May 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Gint — EgoPo Classic Theater at Christ Church Neighborhood House

As told by Henrik Ibsen, following Norwegian legend and drawing on his own life, Peer Gynt is a wastrel who lives in the fjords and fails to live up to … Continue reading

May 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Oedipussy — Curio Theatre Company

 The cast of Curio Theatre’s “Oedipussy” have a woeful lament. They whine and complain and threaten to commit dire individual acts in a response to an event they find grievous … Continue reading

May 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

This Is the Week That Is — 1812 Productions at Plays & Players

Realizing that a $2.5 million fine may be chump change, or something akin to minimum wage for disgraced billionaire Donald Sterling, the cast of “This Is the Week That Is,” … Continue reading

May 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Casa Valentina — MTC at Samuel J. Friedman Theatre — NYC

The laughs stop suddenly in Harvey Fierstein’s new play, “Casa Valentina.” Three quarters through a first act that appears to center on a fun-filled cross-dressers’ sleepover, complete with snappy one-liners … Continue reading

May 1, 2014 · 1 Comment

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