THEATER REVIEW

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Jul 13 2013

BERKSHIRE WEEKEND BLOWOUT!

By | July 13th, 2013|Joyce's Choices, More A & E, Museums, Music, Restaurants, Theater|1 Comment

Looking for culture in the great outdoors? Look no further than two+ hours west of Boston and my culture-crammed itinerary over the 4rth of July weekend. I had a blast in the Berkshires with another culture loving couple beginning with the opening night gala and festivities at TANGLEWOOD, summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. [...]

Feb 29 2012

THEATER REVIEW: TIME OF MY LIFE

By | February 29th, 2012|Theater|1 Comment

We've all been there-- those uncomfortable little family dinners, roiling with resentments and old hurts, that turn testy between courses. Welcome to Zeitgeist Stage Company's accomplished production of TIME OF MY LIFE. As we enter the theater, it's like walking into a restaurant and we're spectators-- some of us at neighboring tables-- observing a cacophonous [...]

Feb 18 2012

THEATER REVIEW: DADDY LONG LEGS

By | February 18th, 2012|Theater|5 Comments

I just had one of the loveliest theatrical experiences of my life up at Merrimack Rep in Lowell! You must see their utterly charming, sweetly engaging, beautifully staged and sung new musical DADDY LONG LEGS. It's based on an old-fashioned epistolary novel of the same name by Jean Webster, with a premise ripe for romance. [...]

Feb 10 2012

THEATER REVIEW: THE ADDAMS FAMILY

By | February 10th, 2012|Theater|4 Comments

As the curtain came down on opening night of THE ADDAMS FAMILY musical comedy, I was suddenly reminded of Kurtz's famous last words at the end of "Heart of Darkness"--  "The Horror!The Horror!" As I, along with many other unfortunate theater-goers, fled the Shubert last night-- some of them at intermission--one of them called out [...]

Jan 21 2012

THEATER REVIEWS: Hip and Hot: “UNCLE VANYA” / “GREEN EYES”

By | January 21st, 2012|Theater|0 Comments

You don't have to go to NYC to have a hip, hot, on the edge experience at the theater! It's all happening right here in Boston with two productions that take you there in a new way: Apollinaire Theatre Company's lucid UNCLE VANYA and Company One's erotic GREEN EYES! First, head to Chelsea Square-- this [...]

Jan 18 2012

THEATER REVIEW: ‘ART’

By | January 18th, 2012|Theater|0 Comments

It all begins with a blank canvas. Doesn't everything. But who could have imagined what would happen when one of three friends purchases just that-- and all hell breaks loose? That's precisely what French playwright Yasmina Reza imagined in her play 'ART,' a terrifically engaging and very well-played dramedy? tragicomedy?-- now onstage at [...]

Nov 18 2011

WEEKEND THEATER REVIEW: DOGG’S HAMLET, CAHOOT’S MACBETH

By | November 18th, 2011|Theater|0 Comments

"Dominoes, et dominoes, et dominoes Popsies historical axle-grease, exacts bubbly fins crock lavender..." Say what? It's a line from Tom Stoppard's DOGG'S HAMLET,  CAHOOT'S MACBETH.  Familiar plays-- but definitely strange in the hands of Tom Stoppard, who's reinterpreted them by inventing a new language! WHISTLER IN THE DARK THEATRE has mounted a spare, sure-handed production [...]

Nov 14 2011

THEATER REVIEW: MABOU MINES DOLLHOUSE

By | November 14th, 2011|Theater, Uncategorized|0 Comments

A revolutionary production of Ibsen's classic A DOLL'S HOUSE featuring really tall women and really small men--40-53 inches high to be exact!--recently had its Boston premiere at ARTS EMERSON's Cutler Majestic.  MABOU MINES DOLLHOUSE  took the absurdity and inequity of women who are treated as dolls in a society of "small" men--and made it the [...]