Category Archive: Reviews

When ‘TJ Loves Sally,’ she’s now in control

On a contemporary, leafy college campus in the South, a historically important but troubling relationship is being reenacted. But the telling of the tale this time won’t be by historians talking about one… Continue reading

A shooting that changed Ferguson forever

A small city in Missouri became the center of the universe in 2014 when a teenager named Michael Brown was shot and killed by a white police officer named Darrell Wilson. The incident… Continue reading

‘The Catastrophist’: A science story that sings

PROVIDENCE – Not every playwright can make science-based stories sing. But Lauren M. Gunderson is not just any playwright. Since 2015, she has been the most-produced playwright in the country (aside from William… Continue reading

ART’s ‘The Conjurer’s Club’: Virtual magic to do

CAMBRIDGE — Doing the trick is only about half of the job of the magician. The other half is setting up the trick,and selling themselves as performers. A good magician is also an… Continue reading

‘A brimful of Asha’: Mother knows best

BOSTON — When emigrants journey to a new country, they bring with them their life experiences – their culture, values, attitudes, the prisms through which they view life in general. But those same… Continue reading

‘Cato & Dolly’: In the front row of history

Laura Rocklyn and Kaedon Gray in “Cato & Dolly.” Photo: History At Play LLC/ Nile Scott Studios As the pandemic silenced and shuttered most area theaters, the interactive, immersive on-line troupe History At Play (HAP),… Continue reading

Trinity Rep heads online to keep ‘Carol’ going

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Necessity is the mother of invention. The Covid-19 pandemic posed huge challenges if the Trinity Repertory Company were to keep alive its 43-year-old tradition of presenting an annual production of… Continue reading

For a father and son, food brings it all back home

Is home really where the heart is? Or are you someone who has always been struggling  to break the bonds of your homeland, especially if that homeland has been for many generations  racked… Continue reading

‘Moving play’ brings Black soldier back to life

WATERTOWN – “All the world’s a stage,” says the character Jacques in Shakespeare’s “As You Like It.”  That’s especially true during a pandemic. Outside – in this case, Watertown Square and nearby sites… Continue reading

Troupe brings iconic suffragette to life

She was a woman of her time. But the story of Lucy Stone, the iconic suffragette and abolitionist and the first woman to graduate from college in the state of Massachusetts, has never… Continue reading