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Play by play: September 4, 2009

Plays from A to Z
Boston's weekly theater guide
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  September 02, 2009

Play by Play: March 27, 2009

Plays A to Z
A compilation of theater productions in and around Boston
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  March 24, 2009

Play by Play: March 20, 2009

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

Play by Play: March 13, 2009

Plays A to Z
A compilation of theater productions in and around Boston
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  March 10, 2009

Material girls

Trinity uncovers Hare's Secret Rapture
The usually evenhanded if impassioned David Hare in The Secret Rapture , a 20-year-old play being urgently, elegiacally revived by Trinity Repertory Company.
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  March 10, 2009

Review: Secret Rapture

Trinity can't rescue Hare's play
Art is artifice, as we all accept. But sometimes it's hard for artists to take a deep breath and skillfully apply more of the latter to amplify the former.
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 04, 2009

Play by play: March 6, 2009

Plays from A to Z
A compilation of theater productions in and around Boston
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  March 03, 2009

The Secret Rapture at Trinity Repertory Company

Trinity's Rapture spans the compassion spectrum
David Hare's The Secret Rapture , which Trinity Repertory Company is presenting through March 29.
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  February 24, 2009

Play by Play: February 27, 2009

Plays A to Z
A compilation of theater productions in and around Boston
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 24, 2009

Play by play: February 20, 2009

Plays A to Z
A compilation of theater productions in and around Boston
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 17, 2009

Play by play: February 13, 2009

Plays A to Z
A compilation of theater productions in and around Boston
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 11, 2009

Year in Theater: Staged right

Changing of the local guard
It's been a Buckingham Palace season on the local rialto.
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  December 22, 2008

Behind closed doors

Trinity fires off The Receptionist
Ricky Gervais meets Dick Cheney in The Receptionist.
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  December 19, 2008

Culture crunch

From Trinity Rep to Festival Ballet to Gallery Z, the creative community strives to overcome economic challenges
"Since the market crash," says Curt Columbus, artistic director of Trinity Repertory Company in Providence, "we've watched our ticket sales, which had been doing well, hit a wall. Almost like a cartoon animal — splat. Then we started pushing the discount ticket sales and things started to move again."
By GREG COOK  |  December 03, 2008

Fightin' words

Trinity Rep’s thoroughly modern Dreams of Antigone
The trouble with Greek tragedies is that they tend to be Greek to us.  
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  October 02, 2008

Cry me a river

The Dreams of Antigone; In the Continuum; Show Boat
It would seem that Sophocles has been hanging around for 2500 years waiting to be improved — and the makeover artists have been numerous.  
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  October 01, 2008

New + old classics

Life on the boards
As if freshly presenting stage classics isn’t challenging enough, new adaptations are in the lineups this fall at two companies, Trinity Repertory Company and the Gamm.
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  September 10, 2008

Fall on the boards

From A Chorus Line to Tennessee Williams and the Grinch
There are tours to the former Czechoslovakia, Romania, Italy, Iraq, the Aran Islands, and even the Underworld on area stages this fall.
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  September 11, 2008

Just another Night

The songs are the draw in Trinity’s Paris
Paris by Night , the musical play — as opposed to a straight musical, if you’ll pardon the expression — is a pleasant enough excursion.
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  May 07, 2008

Learning curves

  SpeakEasy’s The History Boys; Trinity’s Paris by Night
From Mr. Chips to Miss Jean Brodie, charismatic teachers have been the stuff of drama.
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  May 08, 2008

Love stories

Columbus gets to the heart of Paris by Night
“Maybe straight America — or American musical theater — is not ready for it yet. But the music rocks.”
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 30, 2008

Ghost story

Trinity’s gleeful Blithe Spirit
Audiences just wanna have fun. Sometimes.
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 08, 2008

It's out of this world

The ART hosts Elections & Erections; Trinity does Blithe Spirit
Uys’s new show takes its title from two things that were illegal when the now-63-year-old gay white man was growing up in South Africa: democracy and sex.
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  April 08, 2008

Bottled-spider web

Trinity’s Richard III; plus Shakespeare’s Actresses in America
Richard III  is a thing of additions and subtractions.
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 05, 2008

The best of times

Local notables share their favorite holiday traditions
Holidays and their attendant celebrations foster memories — of all kinds, to be sure — but it’s the good ones we strive to re-create.
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  December 14, 2007

Clan bake

Trinity looks inside Memory House
Memory Lane is a blocked road for high-school senior Katia, who’s asked to pound on the barricade for a college-application essay that must be postmarked by midnight tonight, New Year’s Eve.
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  December 12, 2007

Heart to heart

Trinity Rep’s hurtful, humorous Memory House
It’s a wonder, Gilmore Girls notwithstanding, that our species keeps producing mothers willing to produce daughters.
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  November 27, 2007

Old meets new

Trinity Rep preps its 31st Christmas Carol
At regional theaters around the country, Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol , that cash cow successfully mated with a golden goose, might as well be called Déjà Vu .
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  November 20, 2007

New thoughts

Brown/Trinity Rep's summer fare
It’s summertime and the thoughts of even serious theatergoers turn from Proust to light beach reading.
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  July 10, 2007

The mind’s eye

Trinity gets dramatic on WRNI
Several Trinity Repertory Company actors sit before microphones in a WRNI studio.
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 03, 2007

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