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Play by Play: June 26, 2009

Plays for A to Z
Boston theater this week
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  June 23, 2009

Play by Play: June 19, 2009

Plays from A to Z
Boston theater this week
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  June 16, 2009

Ducks and dicks

The ART revisits early Mamet
If the American Repertory Theatre is renewing its vows to David Mamet, several of whose plays it premiered in the 1990s, the double bill of The Duck Variations and Sexual Perversity in Chicago will do nicely for something old and something blue.
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  June 16, 2009

Play by Play: June 12, 2009

Plays from A to Z
Boston theater this week
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  June 11, 2009

Play by Play: June 5, 2009

Plays A to Z
Boston's theater schedule
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  June 02, 2009

Play by play: May 29, 2009

Plays from A to Z
Boston's theater schedule
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 27, 2009

Cracking the wise

Mamet’s Romance with ART; ASP’s Much Ado About Nothing
I don’t know that David Mamet’s is a fine Romance , and it certainly doesn’t conjure love at first scene.
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  May 20, 2009

Play by Play: May 22, 2009

Plays from A to Z
Boston's theater schedule
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 19, 2009

Play by Play, May 15, 2009

Plays for A to Z
Theater in town
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 12, 2009

Play by Play, May 8, 2009

Plays from A to Z 
Theater around town
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 07, 2009

Play by Play: May 1, 2009

Plays from A to Z
Theater around town
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  April 28, 2009

Play by Play: April 10, 2009

Plays A to Z
Plays around town
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  April 08, 2009

Play by play: April 3, 2009

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

Interview: Ricky Jay

Ricky Jay discusses his latest work, A Rogue's Gallery: An Evening of Conversation & Performance
"There are people who react strangely. I've had people who will clutch rosary beads or throw glasses."
By JON GARELICK  |  April 01, 2009

Spring awake

Local stages bloom
Head to the American Repertory Theatre's Zero Arrow Theatre for the world premiere of Christine Evans's TROJAN BARBIE (March 28–April 22).
By LIZA WEISSTUCH  |  March 17, 2009

Proud to jump the shark

Macho, loopy, and entertaining as hell, The Unit is prime Mamet
Who but David Mamet would have the macho audacity to name his TV show after the male genitalia?
By JON GARELICK  |  February 25, 2009

A Raisin in the Sun at Trinity, Bad Jazz at Zeitgeist

Reviews of two plays
The centerpiece of George C. Wolfe's 1986 satire The Colored Museum is a scathing sketch called The Last Mama-on-the-Couch Play . A Raisin in the Sun is the über-mama-on-the-couch play.
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 12, 2009

Beyond the polls

Electoral-entertainment guide
The presidential election got your knickers in a knot?
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  October 31, 2008

Love and politics

Boleros for the Disenchanted ; November ; Martha Mitchell Calling
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.”  
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  October 21, 2008

Mad Horse starts new midweek theater series

Darkness falls early
This month, Mad Horse Theater Company offers the inaugural installment of a new way to savor theater: in an array of morsels, with no waiting until the weekend.  
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  October 09, 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


Pleasingly nuts
Not quite a neo-noir, still less a martial-arts movie, David Mamet’s taut, dank drama has a foot in each camp.
By GRAHAM FULLER  |  May 07, 2008

Winner takes all

The Four of Us  at Merrimack Rep; Spin at Zeitgeist Stage Company
Itamar Moses takes the buddy vehicle and twists it early and often in The Four of Us.
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  April 22, 2008

Parlor games

Gamm’s Boston Marriage is a ticklish toss-off
The 19th-century practice of the lesbian “Boston marriage” was packed with enough human urgency and necessary social hypocrisy to supply any number of plays.
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 25, 2008

Shocker: RI GOP in disarray

A real two-party system requires an effective minority party
An internecine battle has broken out between the couple dozen or so people who claim to be members of the Rhode Island Republican Party.
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  March 19, 2008

Killing time

Theater of Thought’sBash is a must-see
Every once in a while a playwright comes along with a distinct point of view and a voice that can’t be ignored.
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 12, 2008

The people's choice?

Gustavo Dudamel and the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela
Gustavo Dudamel, in case you hadn’t heard, is the 26-year-old Venezuelan conductor who’s going to save classical music.
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  November 08, 2007

Grief encounter

The Huntington’s Brendan  and the Lyric’s Dying City
The protagonist of Ronan Noone’s Brendan bestrides the narrow world, but hardly like a colossus.
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  October 25, 2007


tick, tick ... BOOM! at New Rep; A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum by BTW; American Buffalo at WHAT
When Jonathan Larson, the Pulitzer-winning composer of Rent , wrote tick, tick . . . BOOM! , he could not have known what the “boom” would be.
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  October 03, 2007

Armies of the light

Norman Mailer’s primal screen at the HFA
Maybe the trauma of another intractable war has sparked the movies’ recent interest in ’60s headliners.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 18, 2007

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