Category Archive: Reviews

Family ties fray, break in Lyric’s ‘The Treasurer’

BOSTON – If The Son, the middle-aged, unnamed character portrayed by Ken Cheeseman, is certain of only one thing, it is this: He is headed to hell.    He serves as our narrator… Continue reading

In ‘She The People,’ it’s the women on top

BOSTON – The legendary Second City comedy complex is a must-see when visiting the city of Chicago, and since its founding in 1959 it has proven to be a training ground for success… Continue reading

Artists’ passion permeates GBSC’s ‘Swan Lake in Blue’

STONEHAM – Paying tribute to a much-loved, iconic piece of art while also transforming it dramatically for a new audience is a delicate balance. That’s why the Greater Boston Stage Company’s world premiere… Continue reading

in ART’s ‘Gloria,’ Steinem tells her own story

CAMBRIDGE – Plays about cultural icons are that much more fun when the cultural icon in question is in the audience to see her life being played out on stage — and then… Continue reading

Amid laughs, Fey’s ‘Mean Girls’ delivers messages

BOSTON – At a fictional high school, the top dog is a cruel blonde who is pretty in pink. But, as Shakespeare reminds us, uneasy lies the head that wears the crown. In… Continue reading

Hamill, URT breathe new life into ‘Vanity Fair’

CAMBRIDGE – Playwright Kate Hamill has been breathing new life into literary classics, adapting them for the stage while also creating a new sub-genre of work that has made those classics more accessible… Continue reading

Family ties are fraying in ‘We All Fall Down’

BOSTON – In almost every family there is a man or woman who takes it upon himself or herself to be the glue that binds the family together. If there is no one… Continue reading

In WRT’s ‘boom,’ an uncertain future for humanity

  WELLESLEY – The last two people on earth is a well-traveled and oft-visited theme. For some time now, Armageddon has seemingly lurked around the corner waiting to jump back into the fray,… Continue reading

SpeakEasy’s ‘Pass Over’: Waiting for the ‘Po-Pos’

BOSTON – On their small piece of turf, a street corner in an unnamed American city, two young black men contemplate the future – or the lack of it. Moses (Kadahj Bennett) and… Continue reading

Gentle humor helps ‘The Cake’ to go down easy

  BOSTON – When dealing with thorny issues, you can rely on great good humor to help you say what you want to say. With “The Cake,” playwright  Bekah Brunstetter  has taken on… Continue reading