Category Archive: Reviews

‘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

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