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Review: RWU's Far Away is a weird whirlwind
The surreal world
While FDR maintained that we have nothing to fear but fear itself, British playwright Caryl Churchill modifies that dictum in her 2000 Far Away , which is getting an imaginative production at Roger Williams University's Barn Summer Playhouse (through June 25).
| June 21, 2011
Review: 2nd Story's uproarious The Good Doctor
When Neil met Anton
Neil Simon may not be the most subtle of playwrights, too often tempted beyond endurance to go for the gag at the expense of motivation.
| March 30, 2011
It’s good to be king
TRIST takes Henry VIII outdoors
After being out of the local theater scene for a couple of decades, the Rhode Island Shakespeare Theater (TRIST) is back, staging an outdoor production of Henry VIII at the Roger Williams National Memorial Park, on North Main Street in Providence, through June 26.
| June 15, 2010
Laugh to keep from crying
Timeless optimism in You Can't Take It With You
Rarely did a play arrive with better timing than You Can't Take It With You , the joyfully optimistic paean to the American spirit that earned its Pulitzer in 1936, when the country was licking the wounds of collective Depression.
| July 15, 2009
Home unsweet home
2nd Story's The Dark at the Top of the Stairs
European existentialist philosophers grandly designated fear and trembling — and subsets — as the default state of the human condition.
| March 18, 2009
An intriguing trio
Perishable’s Women’s Playwriting Festival
There were 196 plays submitted to Perishable Theatre, and three were chosen for the 14th International Women’s Playwriting Festival.
| October 22, 2008
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