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Blackbird at SpeakEasy

A play about a confrontation between two desperate nobodies.
The year 2007 was a banner one for British theater.
By ED SIEGEL  |  February 25, 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

Chilly scenes in winter

The year ahead on Boston stages
The drama of the holidays (and I don’t mean A Christmas Carol) may be behind us, but there’s plenty more drama — and comedy and musicals — ahead to light up long winter nights.  
By LIZA WEISSTUCH  |  October 27, 2008

I sink, therefore I am

Zeitgeist’s expanded Seascape. Plus Gutenberg! The Musical
Seascape , Edward Albee’s 1975 Pulitzer-winning meditation on evolution and mortality, gets all wet at Zeitgeist Stage Company.  
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  October 08, 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

Paint by numbers

Three Tall Women at the Lyric; 7 Blowjobs from Theatre on Fire
Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women are really one tall woman, and she’s a tall order.
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  April 01, 2008

Into the abyss

Generic Theater does Albee's Goat
In addition to their style and money, prize-winning architect Martin and his wife Stevie share a masterfully cultured wit.
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  March 26, 2008

Dysfunction junction

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

Darkness in lights

Preview 2008: the winter of malcontents
The coming cold season of theater looks to veer toward darkness, crime, acrimony, and/or moral and sexual ambiguity — excellent news!
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  December 26, 2007

Primary colors

It’s the political season on area stages
Now that the holiday hubbub is behind us, we have no dreams of white Christmases or visions of Sugar Plum Fairies to warm a theatergoer’s heart.
By LIZA WEISSTUCH  |  December 26, 2007

Balloon moon

A Midsummer Night's Dream on Boston Common, plus Hunter Gatherers in Wellfleet
Sometimes less is more when imagination rules.
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  July 31, 2007

Perfect Balance

Trinity polishes Albee’s Pulitzer winner
Harold Pinter once said that his plays were about “the weasel under the cocktail cabinet.”
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  March 06, 2007

Behind the masks

Trinity Rep's splendid A Delicate Balance
“Dramedy” has been describing successful American plays more and more frequently in recent decades.
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  February 27, 2007

Best on the boards

 Certainly Nicholas Martin will leave the Huntington a livelier place than when he took over.
Huntington Theatre Company artistic director Nicholas Martin recently announced that he would leave his post in 2008.
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 20, 2007

Best on the boards

A year in theater
Huntington Theatre Company artistic director Nicholas Martin recently announced that he would leave his post in 2008.
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  December 19, 2006

Art of darkness

on an average day is well above
If the New Testament were rewritten for modern times in language that included four-letter words and psychotic outbursts against the inscrutable will of God, the Good Book might read something like John Kolvenbach’s on an average day .
By IRIS FANGER  |  August 22, 2006

Whose Zoo?

Duck — it’s all you
There are several ways to visit the zoo.
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  July 19, 2006

Finley provocatively pairs George and Martha

Culture watch
In the world according to Karen Finley, George W. Bush’s Oedipal complex propelled the US invasion of Iraq, and the infantile president carries on an imagined long-running affair with domestic diva Martha Stewart.
By IAN DONNIS  |  April 12, 2006


Talley’s Folly , Auntie & Me , The Good Body
What do you give an audience after The Goat , Edward Albee’s 2002 Tony winner about a prize-winning architect sexually bewitched by an animal?
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  March 28, 2006

Get Smart

The Huntington’s The Hopper Collection  
Edward Hopper meets Edward Albee in The Hopper Collection , a flawed but intriguing new play by Mat Smart.
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  March 14, 2006
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Origins of a species

At Players’ Ring, taking stabs at the human order
In her excellent theatrical pairing for Daniel Productions at the Players’ Ring, billed as   2 x 2 x 2 , director Liz Korabek juxtaposes two modern takes on the human quintessence.
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  March 08, 2006

Animal farm

The Goat at Lyric Stage of Boston, Indoor/Outdoor at Trinity Rep
The word tragedy means “goat song” in ancient Greek, and indeed, the protagonist of Edward Albee’s The Goat or, Who Is Sylvia? is making beautiful music with a mistress of the caprine persuasion.
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  March 02, 2006

Back to life

Theater stirs in the new year
Well, it was a close call, but now that we’ve crossed the Stygian flood of Christmas Carols and other holiday fiascos, we can get back to the business of theater that might occasionally surprise, scandalize, and even keep us breathing.
By Megan Grumbling  |  December 28, 2005

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