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Mar 26 2013

THEATER REVIEW: OPERATION EPSILON

By | March 26th, 2013|Theater|2 Comments

Can't wait another minute to tell you about the Nora Theatre Company's absorbing world premiere production of OPERATION EPSILON by Alan Brody-- the true tale of the top ten nuclear scientists in Nazi Germany captured by the Allies at the end of WWII and hidden away on an elegant English estate. Why? To find out [...]

Jan 16 2013

THEATER: INVISIBLE MAN

By | January 16th, 2013|Theater|0 Comments

Begin the new year by seeing the powerful, complex, vividly staged and imagined INVISIBLE MAN. Ralph Ellison's towering novel of a black man's struggle for identity has been brilliantly adapted for the stage by Oren Jacoby. Every word is taken from Ellison's masterpiece, acutely and imaginatively directed by Christopher McElroen who has channeled the metaphorically [...]

Oct 31 2012

THEATER REVIEW: BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON

By | October 31st, 2012|Theater|0 Comments

The political scene is running red as we inch on up to election eve. So the Boston Premiere of BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON at SpeakEasy Stage Company is timely-- a rock musical about our rabble-rousing, Indian killing, Spanish crushing, king of the wild frontier, founder of the democratic party, and our 7th President.  That he [...]

Oct 17 2012

THEATER REVIEW: WAR HORSE

By | October 17th, 2012|Theater|2 Comments

There's a thrilling moment near the beginning of WAR HORSE, where a young colt disappears from the stage, and in its place, suddenly blazing into view, is a magnificent full-sized thoroughbred. I swear it's flesh and blood, heaving its flanks, flashing its tail, breathing. I held my breath too, as the stable boys on either [...]

Sep 25 2012

THEATER REVIEW: THE KITE RUNNER

By | September 25th, 2012|Theater|2 Comments

If you read and liked the 2003 best seller by Khaled Hosseini- you'll recognize the slavishly reproduced play: New Rep's season opener THE KITE RUNNER. Though I'm told it's faithful, the life has apparently been drained out of it.  Set in 1970's Kabul Afghanistan, THE KITE RUNNER tells a tale of friendship between two boys [...]

Jul 26 2012

THEATER REVIEW: BILLY ELLIOT

By | July 26th, 2012|Theater|0 Comments

LOVE LOVE LOVE this show!!! Last night, I saw BILLY ELLIOT the Tony Award-winning best musical at The Opera House and walked out utterly elated-- and surprised! I had seen BILLY ELLIOT when it opened in London years ago--and wasn't impressed, though I remember loving the exhilarating 2000 Universal Pictures movie about ballet and coal [...]

Dec 16 2011

THEATER REVIEW: LA CAGE AUX FOLLES

By | December 16th, 2011|Theater|0 Comments

Planning the weekend? Don't rule out LA CAGE AUX FOLLES now playing at Boston's Shubert Theatre until December 18!! Even though star George Hamilton cannot sing, dance, or act, the man generates such debonair goodwill, I just wanted to be in his company.  I saw the show last week, and the rest of the cast [...]

Dec 09 2011

THEATER REVIEW: HIGH

By | December 9th, 2011|Theater|0 Comments

Kathleen Turner has opened her national tour of HIGH at Boston's Cutler Majestic Theatre (December 6-11)! Just in time for the holidays, HIGH is your basic homosexual, drug-dealing prostitute meets foul-mouthed, recovering alcoholic nun story. Evan Jonigkeit plays 19 year old Cody Randall-- dealer/ addict-- who likes to get high, and Turner is the hard-core [...]

Oct 21 2011

THEATER REVIEW: TINY KUSHNER

By | October 21st, 2011|Theater|0 Comments

Now at the BCA's  Plaza Black Box Theatre Zeitgeist Stage is presenting the East Coast premiere of five short plays by Tony Kushner called TINY KUSHNER. If only the plays were as succinct as that title; they're short all right, but the word count is long. Pultizer Prize winning dramatist Tony Kushner -- famed for [...]

Oct 21 2011

THEATER REVIEW: WOMEN OF WILL

By | October 21st, 2011|Theater|0 Comments

Tina Packer's tour de force WOMEN OF WILL : THE OVERVIEW  is now playing at the Central Square Theater presented by The Nora Theatre Company! "WOMEN OF WILL." is an exploration of Shakespeare's art and psyche through his female characters, from Juliet to Lear's daughters. The title itself cuts many ways (women of "Will" Shakespeare, [...]