Tag Archive: review

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

Artists’ passion permeates GBSC’s ‘Swan Lake in Blue’

STONEHAM – Paying tribute to a much-loved, iconic piece of art while also transforming it dramatically for a new audience is a delicate balance. That’s why the Greater Boston Stage Company’s world premiere… Continue reading

‘Sweat’: When the American Dream gets outsourced

  BOSTON – In Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Sweat,” the city of Reading, Pa. is a company town with the company providing the glue that keeps the city together. But what happens… Continue reading

in ART’s ‘Gloria,’ Steinem tells her own story

CAMBRIDGE – Plays about cultural icons are that much more fun when the cultural icon in question is in the audience to see her life being played out on stage — and then… Continue reading

Amid laughs, Fey’s ‘Mean Girls’ delivers messages

BOSTON – At a fictional high school, the top dog is a cruel blonde who is pretty in pink. But, as Shakespeare reminds us, uneasy lies the head that wears the crown. In… Continue reading

Hamill, URT breathe new life into ‘Vanity Fair’

CAMBRIDGE – Playwright Kate Hamill has been breathing new life into literary classics, adapting them for the stage while also creating a new sub-genre of work that has made those classics more accessible… 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

SpeakEasy’s ‘Pass Over’: Waiting for the ‘Po-Pos’

BOSTON – On their small piece of turf, a street corner in an unnamed American city, two young black men contemplate the future – or the lack of it. Moses (Kadahj Bennett) and… Continue reading

Spruced-up staging puts a new face on ‘Cats’

BOSTON – Sometimes, as the real estate people tell us, it’s all in the staging. The national touring production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical “Cats,” based on the 2016 Broadway revival, arrived at… Continue reading

This ‘Carol’ will warm you, restore your faith

BEVERLY – It is back to warm the cockles of your heart and restore your faith in the goodness of your fellow man. The North Shore Music Theatre’s 29th edition of its adaptation… Continue reading