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Play by play: June 4, 2010

Theater listings, week of June 4, 2010
Theater listings, week of June 4, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  June 03, 2010

Play by play: May 28, 2010

Theater listings, May 28, 2010
Boston's weekly theater schedule
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 27, 2010

Face the nation

SpeakEasy’s The Great American Trailer Park Musical; Zeitgeist’s Farragut North
White-trash collection has seldom been as hilarious as it is in The Great American Trailer Park Musical , which makes its Brahmin-area debut courtesy of SpeakEasy Stage Company.
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  May 04, 2010

Crossword: ''Leaving So Soon?''

Can you figure out the mystery phrase?
Can you figure out the mystery phrase?
By MATT JONES  |  March 17, 2010

Review: Me and Orson Welles

Richard Linklater casts a spell
With Orson Welles, it's all in the voice — which over the course of four decades could sell anything from a Martian invasion to Paul Masson wine.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 09, 2009
bard list

More Bard, please

Lots of Shakespeare for summertime
The sultry season is soon upon us, and as always, it will bring area theater-goers such dependable balms as Shakespeare (both in and out of the park), classic musicals, and giddy misbehavior of various sorts. Between that manna and a few original productions, written and performed by local artists, we've got a rich season line-up.
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  June 10, 2009

Fighting Rome

Two Men of Florence at the Huntington; Coriolanus at the Armory
It takes chutzpah for a first-time playwright to get into the ring with Bertolt Brecht.
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  March 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

Play by Play: February 6, 2009

Plays A through Z
A compilation of theater productions in and around Boston
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 09, 2009

New and old

The best of 2008's theater productions
First, a tribute to a few of the year's newer theater ventures.
By BY MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  December 23, 2008

Crossword: ''You're out!''

Dropped from the world of sports and games in 2008.
Dropped from the world of sports and games in 2008.
By MATT JONES  |  October 15, 2008

Men from Mars(eille)

Lo Còr de la Plana invade Boston
“Un jour ou l’autre, parlera l’Europe marseillais” — “Sooner or later, Europe will speak Marseille.”  
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  January 30, 2009

Vast and intimate

Portland Stage’s masterful Caesar
PSC’s sophisticated and devastating interpretation of Julius Caesar reminds us of just how crucial it is that we keep our heads.  
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  October 02, 2008

Making us stronger

Boston’s What Doesn’t Kill You scores at Toronto
I’m back from the 33rd Toronto International Film Festival, where the unexpected hit among discerning critics was a Boston-made crime melodrama.
By GERALD PEARY  |  September 17, 2008

Morality plays

It’s hard to escape politics this fall
The next six weeks of American life will be marked by a theatrical onslaught of ambition, contention, and colorful character development.
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  September 10, 2008

Reading roundup

Autumn’s authors about town
This fall’s regional literary scene will see abstinence and desire, ghosts and dykes, convicts and Christians, toxic water bottles and yummy food.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 10, 2008

Beat the clock

Does anybody really know what time it is?
“The Earth is a terrible timekeeper,” says Geoff Chester, the spokesman for this country’s official clock-master, the US Naval Observatory in Washington, DC.
By JEFF INGLIS  |  February 27, 2008

Unkindest cuts

Julius Caesar  at the ART; The Scene at Lyric Stage
Those who went to high school in the 1960s may feel a wave of déjà vu at the American Repertory Theatre’s Julius Caesar .
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 19, 2008

Et tu Brute?

Interview: The Wire's "Prez" does the Bard
"The whole theatrical event is sort of . . . a much more mysterious one."
By JON GARELICK  |  February 05, 2008

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

Last man standing

Once a cautionary tale about human folly, has the doomsday myth become just more fun and games?
In his 1954 novel I Am Legend , Richard Matheson conjured up a terrifying scenario: a man-made plague has killed most of humanity.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 12, 2007

Crossword: ''Why the face?''

And why does it never change?
And why does it never change?
By MATT JONES  |  September 19, 2007

Nothing's sacred

Biting art at AIB
“I’ve been called anti-woman, a racist, anti-Semitic, anti-American, you name it!”
By SHARON STEEL  |  September 05, 2007


Antony and Cleopatra and A Midsummer Night’s Dream at S+C
Critic Harold Bloom compares Cleopatra, more in her infinite vitality than in her “infinite variety,” to that Shakespearean life force Sir John Falstaff.
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  August 15, 2007

Conquering Cleopatra

Shakespeare + Company’s Tina Packer boards the barge
Packer returns to Shakespeare’s far-flung tragedy as Cleopatra.
By IRIS FANGER  |  July 24, 2007

Beverly Sills, 1929–2007

The fun diva
Beverly Sills, the most loved American opera singer of her generation, died this past week from inoperable lung cancer at 78.
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  July 11, 2007

Doing the nasty

Cleopatra the Musical, Damn Yankees, Hiding Behind Comets, Real Hush-Hush  
Ryan Landry swears that if there’s a more lavish musical extravaganza in town than his Cleopatra the Musical (at Machine through May 27), he’ll eat his negligee.
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  May 02, 2006

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