Category Archive: Reviews

In apartheid South Africa, baring bodies and souls

WATERTOWN — Athol Fugard’s voice was one of the loudest in the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa, and even as the country struggles in its post-apartheid democratic era, he is still writing and… Continue reading

Nora’s ‘Proof’: The mystery behind the numbers

CAMBRIDGE – I was starting to wonder why it took so long. It would seem that David Auburn’s 2001 Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Proof” would be a logical fit for the science-themed Catalyst Collaborative… Continue reading

It’s the truth: Wellesley’s ‘The Liar’ is great fun

WELLESLEY – Centuries before Jim Carrey starred in the 1997 film “Liar, Liar,” about a fast-talking attorney who finds he must speak the truth for the next 24 hours, a French playwright named… Continue reading

Sondheim’s reworked ‘Road Show’ still a bumpy ride

BOSTON – After many revisions, there are times when “Road Show” still appears to be an unfinished work. The musical now being performed by the Lyric Stage Company of Boston has been down… Continue reading

New Rep’s ‘Unveiled’: The women under the hijab

  WATERTOWN – “Unveiled” is educational, uplifting and entertaining. The one-woman show written and performed by Rohina Malik at the Mosesian Center for the Arts is a co-production of the New Repertory Theatre… Continue reading

Speakeasy’s ‘Shakespeare in Love’ sets the bar high

BOSTON – Those local theater troupes hoping to find themselves on award platforms for work done in 2018 are forewarned: The bar has already been set high. The Speakeasy Stage Company’s “Shakespeare in… Continue reading

Austen unchained: It’s pure Bedlam at the ART

CAMBRIDGE – It turns out again that pure Bedlam is a lot of fun. Bedlam is the award-winning theatrical troupe known for staging high-flying adaptations of classic works, usually performed by a minimal… Continue reading

BCT’s ‘Charlie Brown’ is a charming holiday show

BOSTON – The life lessons that Charles M. Schulz imparted in his classic comic strip “Peanuts” have stood the test of time. So have his characters: Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the… Continue reading

NSMT’s ‘Carol,’ Coffee remain local treasures

BEVERLY – It’s the same where it counts, but different in several important ways. The North Shore Music Theatre’s 27th production of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” – subtitled a “musical ghost story”… Continue reading

‘She Loves Me’ is full of many small pleasures

STONEHAM – There’s no chandelier dropping from the ceiling, or dueling witches flying across the stage. The musical “She Loves Me” at the Greater Boston Stage Company is a series of small pleasures,… Continue reading