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Review: CTC’s Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind

CTC’s Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind
There's some interesting but hard to describe theater going on with the 30 Neo-Futurist plays from Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind , which the Contemporary Theater Company is putting on in South Kingstown through July 23.
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  July 20, 2011

Taking aim

A play within a play in Stoppard’s Hound
Sometimes even playwrights just wanna have fun.
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 31, 2010

The Carols of Christmas

The song’s the thing in The Gift of the Magi
One can't just break out into Christmas carols, even in this warm and fuzzy season.
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 08, 2009

The farce within

CTC'S Noises Off is a laff riot 
Farces have been keeping audiences slapping their knees ever since cavemen learned to trip into the fire on purpose. A case can be made that the most exquisitely funny farce ever devised is Michael Frayn's Noises Off .
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  August 11, 2009

Shakespeare for dummies

The Bard (abridged) at CTC
No, it's not sponsored by CliffsNotes. But The Complete Works William Shakespeare (Abridged) , as ably demonstrated by the Contemporary Theater Company (through August 14), shows that the bane of phys-ed majors can be more fun than a barrel of bodkins.
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  August 04, 2009

Brick Lane

A lush love story of Bangladeshi immigrants
A lush love story set in East London explores the lives of Bangladeshi immigrants caught up in social turmoil before and after 9/11.
By PEG ALOI  |  June 25, 2008

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