Tag Archive: DawnM.Simmons

With its first ‘Breath,’ Front Porch troupe scores

BOSTON – For Roland Hayes, the journey getting there was almost a bigger story than what he accomplished when he finally reached the top of the mountain. The son of former slaves who… Continue reading

Magic of ‘The Wiz’ is from from cast, designers

BOSTON – The flying monkey and the witches won’t actually fly. Tornadoes? Only those created by humans. Toto will be heard and not seen. No, the magic in “The Wiz” is theatrical magic,… 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