Michael Bilow

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Rocky Horror Show: Punk Tranvestites from Transsexual, Transylvania

November 2, 2015 1 commentby

Rocky Horror Show: Punk Tranvestites from Transsexual, Transylvania


It’s difficult to review a production of a show after seeing it numerous times elsewhere on stage and literally many ...

Glengarry Glen Ross: Is Coffee Only for Closers?
October 18, 2015 No Commentby

Glengarry Glen Ross: Is Coffee Only for Closers?

Playwright David Mamet in 1983 very much captured what would later be elsewhere called the “greed is good” era with ...

Cannabis: The Industry Turns Professional
September 30, 2015 No Commentby

Cannabis: The Industry Turns Professional

Cannabis is legal for medical use in 26 states (“Legality of cannabis by U.S. jurisdiction” en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legality_of_cannabis_by_U.S._jurisdiction ), but nearly all ...

Pug-let: And Your Little Dog, Too!
September 11, 2015 No Commentby

Pug-let: And Your Little Dog, Too!

Pug-let, Shakespeare’s Hamlet performed by pug dogs, is sweeping the theater world like a furry tornado – with established actor, ...

As You Like It: Won't You Join the Dance?
August 29, 2015 No Commentby

As You Like It: Won’t You Join the Dance?

Elaborately and creatively choreographed dance in an Elizabethan style is the highlight of Head Trick Theatre’s outdoor production of Shakespeare’s ...

Forbidden Knowledge
August 21, 2015 No Commentby

Forbidden Knowledge

I. The Plan “Knowledge wants to be free!” The increasingly impassioned assistant professor defended his plan to the chief librarian ...

RIIFF Notes: Theory of Obscurity
August 6, 2015 No Commentby

RIIFF Notes: Theory of Obscurity

Part of a series of personal observations from the Rhode Island International Film Festival. It seems an undeniable paradox to ...

RI International Film Festival: 19th Season Preview
July 15, 2015 No Commentby

RI International Film Festival: 19th Season Preview

Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival begins the main week-long annual event of its 19th season on Tuesday, August 4, ...

1904 World's Fair: Meet Me in Lincoln, Lincoln
July 1, 2015 2 commentsby

1904 World’s Fair: Meet Me in Lincoln, Lincoln

Before the Internet, before television, before radio, before airplanes, before automobiles, before electrification, people realized that the world was changing ...

“Death Sentence:” Good Samaritan Overdose Prevention Act Expires in Political Tiff
July 1, 2015 No Commentby

“Death Sentence:” Good Samaritan Overdose Prevention Act Expires in Political Tiff

“People are going to die,” said Rebecca McGoldrick, executive director of Protect Families First, describing the consequences of a bizarre ...