Tag Archive: review

‘Bedlam’s Saint Joan’: An army of four shines

CAMBRIDGE — “Bedlam’s Saint Joan” is a very appropriate name for the production now being presented at the Central Square Theatre under the sponsorship of the Underground Railway Theatre. When you think of… Continue reading

Small pleasures abound in ‘The Best Brothers’

LOWELL — The Merrimack Repertory Theatre’s Nancy Donahue Theatre is a warm, intimate space, and smaller shows or solo performances don’t get lost there. It’s the ideal space for something such as Canadian… Continue reading

MacDonald brings Lone Star legend to life at Lyric

BOSTON — The American Repertory Theatre used to hog the talents of actress Karen MacDonald, but when the ART took a new direction under Diane Paulus, the actors in the resident troupe went… Continue reading

‘White Christmas’ will chase away holiday humbugs

BOSTON — If weather forecasts are to be believed, it doesn’t appear there is any chance of a white Christmas in the Greater Boston area this year.  If you’re looking for a reasonable… Continue reading

Kuntz’s ‘Monsters’: original, interesting, confusing

BOSTON — Perhaps, as a playwright, John Kuntz is operating at a different level than most of his audience. His highly-developed imagination often moves a bit quicker than we other folks following him… Continue reading

After a sharp start, ART’s ‘O.P.C.’ loses steam

CAMBRIDGE — There’s nothing wrong with educating and informing as long as you’re entertaining along the way. So playwright Eve Ensler has every right to rail against the wasteful society we live in… Continue reading

Moonbox’s ‘Musical’: Talent, energy and enthusiasm

BOSTON — When energy, enthusiasm and talent all converge in one place, you get a show like Moonbox Productions’ production of “The Musical of Musicals (the Musical),” now being performed through Dec. 20… Continue reading

Abalian makes ‘St. Louis’ a charming place to visit

STONEHAM — It’s fun to watch an actor or actress grow as a performer. I give you Sirena Abalian , 18, a senior at Lexington High who has been acting since the age… Continue reading

Hibernian’s ‘Identity Crisis’ is original, but uneven

ROXBURY — Playwright Peter Snoad had a very original concept for a play, but at times the execution of his ideas falls short in “Identity Crisis,” a production of Hibernian Hall in Roxbury.… Continue reading

‘Barefoot’ is simple Simon, but it’s still great fun

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — It seems the plays of the prolific Neil Simon have fallen out of the rotation of many theater companies in recent years. So much so, I have a hard time… Continue reading