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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

Streets where you live

A loverly My Fair Lady ; The Missionary Position at MRT
The 2001 National Theatre of Great Britain/Cameron Mackintosh production further sharpens the Shavian edge of this beloved musical.
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 12, 2008

Stage worthies

Fall on the Boston boards
The roar of the greasepaint precedes that of the autumn wind this year.
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  September 12, 2007

Visiting hours

Dear Liar and The Belle of Amherst in Gloucester
George Bernard Shaw liked to call Shakespeare “the other one.”
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  July 24, 2007

Love bites

A Marvelous Party; Mr. Marmalade; Misalliance
Noël Coward may not have been born in a trunk, but he moved into one early.
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  July 18, 2007

Postmodern cabaret

Susan Marshall and Doug Varone at Bard
The Spiegeltent at Bard College fits into two big trucks and can be raised in a couple of days by a crew of workers.
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  July 10, 2007

Not about heroes

Lyric Stage’s Arms and the Man ; Gold Dust Orphans’ The Milkman Always Comes Twice
Guns and cocoa butter are the subjects of George Bernard Shaw’s 1894 Arms and the Man , the first of the great Irish contrarian’s “Plays Pleasant.”
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  May 10, 2007

Soul survivors

2nd Story does Shaw's preachy Major Barbara
George Bernard Shaw was the cleverest essayist in the history of theater.
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 03, 2007

Clever richness

Theater Project satire hits beautifully
The language in which the national political apparatus talks about war has undergone some shifts lately (no more, it seems, will we be “staying the course”), but you can safely bet on the sweeping endurance of words like “honor,” “ideals,” and, of course, “heroes.”
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  November 08, 2006

Dead ringers

Ring Round the Moon at Barrington Stage; Double Double at Williamstown
The Doublemint Twins in The Parent Trap would not be out of place on Berkshires stages this week.
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  August 22, 2006

Belle gone bad

The Opposite of Sex at Williamstown
Although there’s been a recent stampede of material from screen to stage, the 1998 screwball comedy/mixed-mating film The Opposite of Sex hardly seems the stuff of Broadway musicals.
By IRIS FANGER  |  August 17, 2006
Theater St Joan list photo (Portland 1/20/06)

Salvation by faith

France's deliverer is an unlikely teenager in St. Joan  
Miracles are subjective, and it’s in this tenuous currency that strident young Joan d’Arc traffics, as she wins and finally loses her countrymen’s hearts and minds.
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  January 19, 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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