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The Autumn Garden in Williamstown; The Widow’s Blind Date in Gloucester
Lillian Hellman turned the pot down from boil to simmer for The Autumn Garden , her 1951 attempt to be Chekhovian.
By: CAROLYN CLAY  |  August 22, 2007



Antony and Cleopatra and A Midsummer Night’s Dream at S+C
Critic Harold Bloom compares Cleopatra, more in her infinite vitality than in her “infinite variety,” to that Shakespearean life force Sir John Falstaff.
By: CAROLYN CLAY  |  August 15, 2007


Balloon moon

A Midsummer Night's Dream on Boston Common, plus Hunter Gatherers in Wellfleet
Sometimes less is more when imagination rules.
By: CAROLYN CLAY  |  July 31, 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


Send in the clowns

Side by Side by Sondheim; Disney High School Musical
They might as easily have titled it Half and Half by Sondheim .
By: CAROLYN CLAY  |  July 12, 2007


Pony tale

OTB meets the INS at Gloucester Stage
Playwright Mike Batistick stirs the melting pot in Ponies, a brief, Mametesque dark comedy that’s getting its New England premiere at Gloucester Stage.
By: CAROLYN CLAY  |  July 03, 2007


Sea foam

Rough Crossing, plus West Side Story and Herringbone in the Berkshires
In Rough Crossing , British playwright Tom Stoppard demonstrates that even in the manufacture of abject silliness he’s smarter than anyone else.
By: CAROLYN CLAY  |  June 27, 2007



Kiki & Herb; Lucia’s Chapters; Our Son’s Wedding
The Eternal Feminine gets a workout this week.
By: CAROLYN CLAY  |  June 19, 2007


Flying solo

And Now Ladies and Gentlemen, Miss Judy Garland; RFK; Nightingale
No man is an island — not even in solo performance.
By: CAROLYN CLAY  |  June 13, 2007


That’s amore

The Light in the Piazza; Seven Brides for Seven Brothers; Love’s Labour’s Lost
The Light in the Piazza is an ambitious if old-fashioned musical.
By: CAROLYN CLAY  |  June 05, 2007

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