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Between realism and abstraction

Andrew Paul Woolbright's "ShrineBeast" at Yellow Peril
Can sentiment be “an act of political resistance”?
By: GREG COOK  |  October 01, 2014


Murderous fun

Brown Theatre's 'Sweeney Todd'
We theater lovers must really be sick puppies.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  October 01, 2014


Reasons to believe (or not)

The Wilbury Group's 'This Beautiful City'
To non-believers, the evangelical movement can look like a loud, friendly party whose invitation we’ve politely declined, but whose windows sooner or later we can’t help peeking into.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  September 24, 2014


Inside, out

A 'Safe Space' at AS220 Project Space; 'The Queer Communities in Print Portfolio' at 186 Carpenter
“Be careful in the dang tent!”
By: GREG COOK  |  September 24, 2014


Myths and dreams

OUT LOUD's imaginative 'Metamorphoses'
This play stringings together bedtime stories and fevered hallucinations.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  September 24, 2014


Gender benders

Epic's 'Compleat Female Stage Beauty'
Gender confusion has probably been around for as long as gender conflicts.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  September 17, 2014


The war within

The Gamm's 'Grounded' is astonishing
A compelling combination of intelligent text and thoroughly inhabited performance.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  September 10, 2014


A most miserable man

Trinity's 'Ivanov' is a dour "comedy"
There is a good reason that Anton Chekhov’s Ivanov isn’t staged often.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  September 10, 2014


Digging in the dust

Exploring John Jenks's "Lost" Museum at Brown
What do we preserve? And why?
By: GREG COOK  |  September 03, 2014


Life is a carnival

The RISD Museum's "Circus" goes behind the big top
To run away with the circus — it’s a glamorous metaphor for “leaving a dull life for a colorful one.”
By: GREG COOK  |  August 27, 2014


A royal romp

'Monty Python's Spamalot' at Theater By the Sea
It was inevitable that the country that brought us staid Queen Victoria and stiff upper lips was bound to eventually loosen up and bring us Monty Python.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  August 27, 2014


A world gone wrong

Lesser at AS220 project Space; and new Providence Art Windows
The skies always seem threatening in Jennifer Hrabota Lesser’s paintings.
By: GREG COOK  |  August 20, 2014


Critical mass

Dissecting 'Art' at the Contemporary Theater Company
A discussion by three friends about the merits of a white-on-white painting results in a one-act brouhaha that transcends rarefied aesthetics and quickly descends to the human scale.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  August 20, 2014


Outward and inward

Samuel Denoncour's "This Is Land" at GRIN; Toby Barnes's "Altared States" at Yellow Peril
A couple years or so back, Samuel Denoncour spent a year traveling alone across these United States.
By: GREG COOK  |  August 06, 2014


Beauty and ruin

Agustín Patiño’s astonishing "Metropolis" at Studio Z
You’ve surely seen Providence painter Agustín Patiño’s work.
By: GREG COOK  |  July 30, 2014


Mesmerizing moves

Island Moving Co.'s annual 'Friends' fest
Island Moving Co., Newport’s contemporary ballet company, has always been adventurous.
By: JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  July 23, 2014


Evolving perspectives

Florence Leif at Bert Gallery; plus, works by Folz and Krumm
Somewhere around the 1950s, Florence Leif drastically changed her style.
By: GREG COOK  |  July 23, 2014


Doodles, lights, and dreams

Prouty, Sanchez, and Perry at AS220
Gibson Prouty has found a muse — classic yellow pencils with pink erasers on the end.
By: GREG COOK  |  July 16, 2014


The final countdown

2nd Story's 'And Then There Were None'
Strap in for a fast-paced adaptation of Agatha Christie's classic mystery.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  July 16, 2014


Lives on the edge

Hester Kaplan's 'Unravished'
No one would dispute the fact that Hester Kaplan’s writing is effective and well-crafted, as she digs into the underbelly of American society in her latest book of short stories, ' Unravished .'
By: JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  July 02, 2014
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