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Trinity’s moving Mourners’ Bench

Life after death
You die, you're dead and buried. But if you survive a loved one's death, or anticipate soon having to, you shamble about wounded.
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 21, 2012

Trinity Rep's uplifting It's A Wonderful Life

The road taken
Who says you can't have it both ways? Trinity Repertory Company is presenting the sentimental movie classic It's a Wonderful Life as "A Live Radio Play" (through January 2) and they've managed to make it an absorbing — and theatrical — experience.
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 15, 2010

Trinity's rollicking Absurd Person Singular

All about Eves
Very strange. It's as though British playwright Alan Ayckbourn had come to Trinity Rep, studied its veteran acting company, laughed heartily at the amusing talent on display, then went home and wrote Absurd Person Singular for six of the actors.
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  October 27, 2010

Christmas present

Trinity Rep’s Carol delivers the gift of joy
Christmases come and Christmases go, as psychedelic wrapping paper gives way to orderly Republican stripes, as sweet little Jimmy grows into gruff Uncle James.
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 02, 2009

Being Scrooge

Timothy Crowe on Dickens’s ‘life-changing message’
Over the 33 years that Trinity Rep has been staging A Christmas Carol , many actors playing Ebenezer Scrooge have growled and grumped, cantankered, and curmugeoned around the stage.
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 02, 2009

Play by play: October 16, 2009

This week's theater listings
Boston's weekly theater schedule
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  October 14, 2009

Play by play: October 9, 2009

Theater listings
Boston's weekly theater schedule
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  October 07, 2009

Play by Play: October 2, 2009

Plays from A to Z
Boston's weekly theater schedule
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  September 30, 2009

Black beauty

Fences, plus The Savannah Disputation and Mister Roberts
August Wilson pioneered a magical realism all his own.
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  September 22, 2009

All at sea

Local color spices Side By Each at the Rhode Island Film Festival
The Ocean State is a character as colorful as any of the ragtag denizens of Side by Each.
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  August 05, 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

An identity crisis

Brown tackles Ibsen’s knotty Peer Gynt
On stage there’s nothing like a bad boy, mugging brazenly like Mick Jagger or hurtling toward comeuppance like a medieval morality play sinner.
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 12, 2008

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

Merry, merry

Trinity Rep’s delightful Christmas Carol
Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol is as chock-full of feelings as a fruitcake has calories.
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 05, 2006

Fleet prince

Trinity Rep gives us Hamlet with rampaging energy and an incipient drinking problem
“Sweet maid” Gertrude calls Ophelia. And all these years you thought she was referring to Hamlet’s unfortunate lady love as a virgin.
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 09, 2006

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