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Review: A riveting Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Wedded blisters
Edward Albee’s brilliant, savage first full-length play, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? , needs to be done marvelously or not at all. So, thank goodness this Perishable Theatre production is a marvel indeed.
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  September 08, 2010

Cool drink on a hot day

With Table Manners, Gloucester Stage gives Ayckbourn his due
Alan Ayckbourn has been often dismissed as the British Neil Simon. He's also been hailed as a playwright of such acute insight that, if you look beyond the laughs, he deserves to be mentioned in the same critical breath as Harold Pinter.
By ED SIEGEL  |  July 05, 2010

Old haunts

Blithe Spirit at the Lyric; Hot Mikado at New Rep; August: Osage County at the Colonial
It doesn’t take a crystal ball to predict that Blithe Spirit , that cocktail shaker full of dry martini and ectoplasmic mayhem, will amuse. Playwright Noël Coward diagnosed his own gift as a talent to do just that.
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  May 11, 2010

2009: The year in theater

Stage worthies
A quick look at this past year in Boston's theater scene.
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  December 21, 2009

Basking in life

Two humans and two lizards, in Albee's Seascape
Nancy and Charlie (Kate Braun and Peter Josephson) have made it to the other side: Their kids are raised, released into the world, and producing their own offspring.
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  November 18, 2009

Play by play: October 23, 2009

Boston theater listings, October 23, 2009
Boston's weekly theater listings
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  October 21, 2009

Play by play: October 16, 2009

This week's theater listings
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By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  October 14, 2009

The games people play

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?; The Caretaker; Little Black Dress
Who’s afraid of Edward Albee?
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  October 07, 2009

Play by play: October 9, 2009

Theater listings
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By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  October 07, 2009

Play by Play: October 2, 2009

Plays from A to Z
Boston's weekly theater schedule
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  September 30, 2009

Play by Play: September 25, 2009

Plays from A to Z
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By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  September 22, 2009

Mixin' it up

Fall's theater shows cover serious ground
First on my dance card this fall is the Good Theater's The Little Dog Laughed (September 17-October 11), a scathing comedy about Hollywood, a closeted actor's indiscretions with a hustler, and his agent's desperate clean-up duties.
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  September 16, 2009

Autumn garden

Fall on Boston boards
It's freshman and sophomore year on the Boston rialto, with American Repertory Theater artistic director Diane Paulus introducing her first season and Huntington Theatre Company honcho Peter DuBois endeavoring to survive his second.
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  September 14, 2009

Play by play: September 4, 2009

Plays from A to Z
Boston's weekly theater guide
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  September 02, 2009

Play by play: August 21, 2009

Plays from A to Z
Boston's weekly theater schedule
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  August 18, 2009

Play by play: August 14, 2009

Plays from A to Z
Boston's weekly theater schedule
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  August 11, 2009

Play by Play: August 7, 2009

Plays from A to Z
Boston's weekly theater schedule
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  August 05, 2009

Play by play: July 31, 2009

Plays from A to Z
Boston's weekly theater schedule
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  July 29, 2009

Blackbird at SpeakEasy

A play about a confrontation between two desperate nobodies.
The year 2007 was a banner one for British theater.
By ED SIEGEL  |  February 25, 2009

Year in Theater: Staged right

Changing of the local guard
It's been a Buckingham Palace season on the local rialto.
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  December 22, 2008

Chilly scenes in winter

The year ahead on Boston stages
The drama of the holidays (and I don’t mean A Christmas Carol) may be behind us, but there’s plenty more drama — and comedy and musicals — ahead to light up long winter nights.  
By LIZA WEISSTUCH  |  October 27, 2008

I sink, therefore I am

Zeitgeist’s expanded Seascape. Plus Gutenberg! The Musical
Seascape , Edward Albee’s 1975 Pulitzer-winning meditation on evolution and mortality, gets all wet at Zeitgeist Stage Company.  
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  October 08, 2008

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

Paint by numbers

Three Tall Women at the Lyric; 7 Blowjobs from Theatre on Fire
Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women are really one tall woman, and she’s a tall order.
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  April 01, 2008

Into the abyss

Generic Theater does Albee's Goat
In addition to their style and money, prize-winning architect Martin and his wife Stevie share a masterfully cultured wit.
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  March 26, 2008

Dysfunction junction

A Delicate Balance; The Gibson Girl; Some Men
A Delicate Balance  is 40 years old now, but like the patrician clan at the frightened heart of it, the play has good bones.
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  March 25, 2008

Darkness in lights

Preview 2008: the winter of malcontents
The coming cold season of theater looks to veer toward darkness, crime, acrimony, and/or moral and sexual ambiguity — excellent news!
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  December 26, 2007

Primary colors

It’s the political season on area stages
Now that the holiday hubbub is behind us, we have no dreams of white Christmases or visions of Sugar Plum Fairies to warm a theatergoer’s heart.
By LIZA WEISSTUCH  |  December 26, 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

Perfect Balance

Trinity polishes Albee’s Pulitzer winner
Harold Pinter once said that his plays were about “the weasel under the cocktail cabinet.”
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  March 06, 2007

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