Tag Archive: Calderwood Pavilion

‘English’: Learning a language, but at what price?

BOSTON – We speak. But are we heard? And if we speak in a language not our own, a language we are struggling to master, the difficulty of the simple act of speaking… Continue reading

On ‘Sing Street,’ a teen finds both love and music

By Rich Fahey BOSTON – The pretty girl/model necessary for the all-important music video was all set. Now all he needed was a band. Conor Lawlor (Adam Bregman) is on a quest to… Continue reading

‘Diane’ begins comeback for Boston theater

BOSTON – Sometimes, a work of art is almost too relevant. The Huntington Theatre Company is welcoming back audiences with Madeleine George’s “Hurricane Diane,” with climate change as a central theme and the… 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

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

Huntington’s ‘Purists’: Staying true to your roots

BOSTON —  A large black man carting a  boombox playing a hip-song loudly and proudly stands in front of a Queens apartment building as a sixty-something gay, overweight white man pokes his head… Continue reading

African teens face off in Speakeasy’s ‘School Girls’

BOSTON – You can say a lot with humor. When people are laughing, it’s a great opportunity to make your point – or a series of points. Playwright/actress Jocelyn Bioh was very aware… Continue reading

With ‘Fun Home,’ Speakeasy Stage makes a statement

BOSTON – Speakeasy Stage Company has emerged from its fringe beginnings to become one of the finest theatrical troupes in the city – period. Speakeasy has made a habit of bringing some of… 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

‘Make Up Your Mind’ is more silly than funny

BOSTON — The Speakeasy Stage Company has become known as a cutting-edge company, unafraid of taking on any piece. It has a litany of successes, many of them award-winning productions. And when the… Continue reading