Tag Archive: Lyric stage company of Boston

Lyric’s ‘Rooted’: A woman planted in the trees

By Rich Fahey BOSTON – Sometimes people are like plants. They are born, live and die on the same plot of land and rarely journey very far from it. Even when they want to.… Continue reading

‘Sister Act’: When the convent discovered disco

By Rich Fahey BOSTON – For decades almost any play or musical featuring nuns has been a go from the start in the Greater Boston area. “Nunsense” and its many sequels and “Late… Continue reading

Stiff upper lips quiver in ‘Play That Goes Wrong’

BOSTON – We all know how well the Brits do the standard murder mystery. They have fed us a steady diet of the genre through the BBC for decades. But what if a… Continue reading

‘Fabulation’: A woman who’s down but not out

By Rich Fahey BOSTON – The lead character in Lynn Nottage’s comedy “Fabulation or, The Re-Education of Undine” stuns everyone in the drug counseling group she has been sentenced to when she says:… Continue reading

Long-buried secrets rise again in Lyric’s ‘The Light’

By Rich Fahey BOSTON – A young man gets on bended knee and offers a ring to a woman he has known for two years. She accepts! All is right with the world.… Continue reading

With Lyric’s ‘Gentleman,’ Veloudos reunites the band

BOSTON – Acclaimed director Spiro Veloudos has brought the band back together again. And boy, do they sound great. Veloudos, now the Producing Artistic Director Emeritus at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston,… Continue reading

Lyric’s ‘Be Here Now’ asks: What price happiness?

BOSTON – If you’ve never experienced joy, how do you know for sure you’re experiencing it? And if is indeed unbridled happiness, how do you keep it going and to what lengths will… Continue reading

Family ties fray, break in Lyric’s ‘The Treasurer’

BOSTON – If The Son, the middle-aged, unnamed character portrayed by Ken Cheeseman, is certain of only one thing, it is this: He is headed to hell.    He serves as our narrator… Continue reading

Gentle humor helps ‘The Cake’ to go down easy

  BOSTON – When dealing with thorny issues, you can rely on great good humor to help you say what you want to say. With “The Cake,” playwright  Bekah Brunstetter  has taken on… Continue reading

On the ‘Orient Express,’ a deadly tale well told

BOSTON – Sometimes, the most fun comes from the telling of the tale rather than the tale itself. That’s the case with the Lyric Stage Company of Boston’s production of Agatha Christie’s “Murder… Continue reading