Tag Archive: Artsemerson

With ‘Passengers,’ The 7 Fingers take the next step

BOSTON — Against the video backdrop of a train in motion, eight passengers are engaged in a variety of mundane activities. Eventually the riders reveal themselves to be more – much more –… Continue reading

‘The Inspector Calls’ makes a welcome return

BOSTON – Who doesn’t love a classic Edwardian thriller? The classics stand the test of time. Among them is “An Inspector Calls,” the J.B. Priestley play first produced in 1945 and now being… Continue reading

‘When Angels Fall’: Light at the end of a tunnel

BOSTON – Fiat lux. Let there be light. In a dark, dystopian world, light becomes that more precious, and we become focused on those singular beams and their illumination of the human form… Continue reading

A ‘Dreamer’s’ plea to us: ‘I am not your enemy’

BOSTON – “I am not your enemy.” Alex Alpharaoh says it with power and conviction that you wonder why anyone would doubt it. But he knows that even as he says it and… Continue reading

‘Hamnet’ may reflect on our own relationships

BOSTON – What a difference one letter can make. That’s what the title character in the ArtsEmerson production of “Hamnet” reminds us. It’s the difference, in his case, of the son of playwright… Continue reading

Musical ‘Born For This’: Is it bound for Broadway?

BOSTON – Cue up the show-stoppers. There are enough vocal highlights in the musical “Born For This” at the Cutler Majestic Theatre, presented under the auspices of ArtsEmerson, to fill up three or… Continue reading

With ‘Reversible,’ the amazing is almost mundane

  BOSTON – We are all products of our ancestors, and of their experiences , and that simple fact inspired Gypsy Snider when it came time to develop a new show. The co-founder… Continue reading

Thanks for bringing brilliant ‘Beauty Queen’ here

  BOSTON – To David Dower, P. Carl, David C. Howse and all others at ArtsEmerson who brought the Druid Theatre Company’s “The Beauty Queen of Leenane” to Boston: Thanks. Playwright Martin McDonagh’s… Continue reading

Lopez’s ‘Mala’: A painful journey beautifully told

BOSTON – Deeply personal stories – written from the heart — are the ones that will resonate with most theater-goers. And when you venture into territory that almost anyone could identify with —… Continue reading

‘Machine de Cirque’ performs with humor, heart

BOSTON – I first encountered Cirque du Soleil more than 30 years ago in one of the troupe’s first forays into Boston. The Cirque shows married acrobatics, juggling, and other circus arts with… Continue reading