Tag Archive: PaulaPlum

‘Bowl-Mor Lanes’: No strike, but no gutter ball

STONEHAM — New plays are like Forrest Gump’s box of chocolates: You never know what you’re going to get. The Greater Boston Stage Company had made it a point to regularly offer new… Continue reading

Hub’s ‘Steel Magnolias’: Laughter through the tears

BOSTON – The Sisterhood of the Blow Drier has never been better. Robert Harlan’s 1987 play ”Steel Magnolias” is a true ensemble piece , the actresses working together in the Hub Theatre Company… Continue reading

Lyric Stage finds comedic gold in ‘The Roommate’

BOSTON — It has been a fertile and well-explored area for playwrights. “You say tomahto. I say tomahto. You say potato, I say pohtato.” Cole Porter made it a song, and Neil Simon… Continue reading

A dinner party for the ages in Churchill’s ‘Top Girls’

BOSTON – The British playwright Caryl Churchill doesn’t make it easy for audiences. But she doesn’t make it easy for us to ignore her work, either, even work from decades ago that still… Continue reading

Huntington’s modernized ‘Tartuffe’ loses something

BOSTON – Moliere may have written the piece in the 17th Century, but many of the great plays are movable feasts. So while Moliere intended “Tartuffe” to be generally a treatise on religious… Continue reading

At GSC, Horovitz’s ‘final exam’ for wives, lovers

GLOUCESTER – They are a quartet of women with something in common: A man. They come together in a Parisian apartment to – mourn? – the passing of the professor they were all… Continue reading

This ‘Godot’ honors those actors who sit and wait

BOSTON – How best to satirize or parody a work of art ? Well, in this case it’s be like Sam – aka Samuel Beckett, the author of “Waiting for Godot,” the 1953… Continue reading

Lyric Stage’s ‘Virginia Woolf’: A battle for the ages

BOSTON – Playwright Edward Albee was not all about making theater-goers feel comfortable. In his classic “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”, now being presented by the Lyric Stage Company of Boston, there is… Continue reading

‘The Last Schwartz’: Keeping family and faith alive

GLOUCESTER – You never know what will cause the ties that bind families together to fray. Family gatherings are often emotional powder kegs ready to explode. It can happen even at a memorial… Continue reading