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Wallace Shawn’s dialogue in Lorem Ipsum's mouth

You keep using that word
Pedestrians passing the window of Rose Contemporary gallery last weekend might have wondered what several leering, expensively dressed people were up to inside.
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  May 23, 2013

Review: Toy Story 3

The play's the thing
All recent bad kids' movies — Furry Vengeance and Marmaduke come to mind — have one thing in common: a PG rating.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 24, 2011

Food on stage

Locavores + thespians = understanding
Maine is home to a nationally renowned locavore culinary scene, the oldest organic farming association in the nation (MOFGA), and a plenitude of farms that has increased by nearly 1000 in the past five years — and yet economic pressure to develop acreage remains.
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  January 06, 2010

Review: Oh My God

Ringo Starr, authority on religion
If Michael Moore can bring in Wallace Shawn as an economics expert, I guess director Peter Rodger can enlist Ringo Starr as an authority on religion in his worldwide search for an answer to the question “Who is God?”
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 25, 2009

Review: Capitalism: A Love Story

Moore of the same: Capitalism fails to make a prophet
In his new film about the Wall Street meltdown, Michael Moore — surprise! — denounces capitalism and its exploitation of the working class. Not that he's above doing a little exploiting himself.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 29, 2009

Review: The Windmill Movie

In which we learn that rich people are as fucked up as the rest of us
If his own bitchy WASP mother didn't give a damn about him, why would anybody else care to watch the unfinished documentary that Dick Rogers struggled with for decades before his 2001 passing?
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  July 15, 2009

The 100 unsexiest men in the world

Who would Scarlett least like to be with?
Welcome to the first installment of's 100 Unsexiest Men in the World.
By BILL JENSEN & RYAN STEWART  |  March 27, 2008

Paying the price

Acknowledging our privilege causes deep suffering
Our afflicted protagonist (Keith D. Anctil, alternating shows with Jennie Hahn) would like to lead you on a thought experiment.
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  January 16, 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

Under the influence

The Ice-Breaker at New Rep; Aunt Dan and Lemon at Merrimack
A whole lot of thawing goes on in The Ice-Breaker, David Rambo’s stew of global and romantic warming, which is heating up New Repertory Theatre.
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  October 31, 2006

Players and painted stage

Fall on the Boston boards  
It seems the fall theater season was shot from a gun this year, barely after the Labor Day picnic baskets had been packed away.
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  September 13, 2006

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