Tag Archive: BCA

‘Bare stage’ puts the spotlight on a topical issue

BOSTON – It’s one thing to write a play that is both topical and relevant. But it’s another thing to address an issue in an evocative, thorough and entertaining manner. Playwright Michael Walker,… Continue reading

‘Men on Boats’ has fun with macho stereotypes

BOSTON – Even before it begins, SpeakEasy Stage Company’s “Men on Boats” has broken away from the testosterone-filled, macho mentality of the classic adventure story told on stage and scene. Playwright Jacklyn Backhaus… Continue reading

Speakeasy Stage’s ‘Bridges’: Romance in … Iowa?

BOSTON – Who knew a farm in Iowa could be so romantic? But it most certainly is in the Speakeasy Stage Company’s production of the musical “The Bridges of Madison County,” now at the… Continue reading

‘Exit Strategy’: Casualties in an educational war zone

BOSTON – If you know a teacher who has logged a considerable amount of time in inner-city schools, you might find they resemble a soldier returning from a long stint in a war… Continue reading

‘Tiger Style!’: Siblings tilt against stereotypes

BOSTON – There is a moment in the Huntington Theatre Company’s production of Mike Lew’s very funny “Tiger Style!” that encapsulates the frustrations of many high-achieving people whose social skills and love lives… Continue reading

SpeakEasy delivers a sizzling ‘Scottsboro Boys’

BOSTON – The SpeakEasy Stage Company has no fear when it comes to remounting and repurposing Broadway musicals for its own devices, even the less successful ones. SpeakEasy mounted “Big Fish,” which had… Continue reading

Lucas’s ‘Alive’ offers hope for those who see none

  BOSTON – Book of Job, meet the Book of Knox. The issue of faith in the face of overwhelming despair is at the center of Craig Lucas’ “I Was Most Alive With… Continue reading

‘Violet’: One woman’s ride towards redemption

BOSTON – The title character in the musical “Violet” is hopeful that at the end of a long bus ride she will find hope, healing and redemption. The musical based on the short… Continue reading

Holzman play makes many ‘Choices’ – not all good

BOSTON – Playwright Winnie Holzman has a lot of themes she’s exploring in “Choice,” now having its world premiere under the auspices of the Huntington Theatre Company in the Calderwood Pavilion of the… Continue reading

‘After All’: A powerful look at bullying, redemption

BOSTON — We all know how bullying in its many forms can have horrifying effects on the victim — we have long known that — but is there also price to pay for… Continue reading