Theater

Wilbury's You Got Older Deals with Life's Curve Balls
December 10, 2019 No Commentby

Wilbury’s You Got Older Deals with Life’s Curve Balls

Dysfunctional families are pretty much a dime-a-dozen on stage. In Clare Barron’s You Got Older, however, the dysfunction is not ...

Come From Away at PPAC Focuses on the Light in a Dark Moment
December 5, 2019 No Commentby

Come From Away at PPAC Focuses on the Light in a Dark Moment

It’s a Christmas miracle. The lights came up, the actors bowed, and the audience didn’t head for the doors. Anyone ...

Art Imitates Life: 210-year-old drop curtain depicts a PVD moment in time
December 4, 2019 No Commentby

Art Imitates Life: 210-year-old drop curtain depicts a PVD moment in time

“I call it a curtain, but it’s, of course, a drop scene,” says Richard Ring, deputy executive director for collections ...

American Girlhood on Stage: Dance Nation powerfully portrays what it means to be a girl
November 27, 2019 No Commentby

American Girlhood on Stage: Dance Nation powerfully portrays what it means to be a girl

Competition, jealousy and uncertainty plague all pre-teen girls, but in few places are they more pronounced than on a competitive ...

Pawtucket’s Seussical Has Heart, But Lacks Focus
November 23, 2019 No Commentby

Pawtucket’s Seussical Has Heart, But Lacks Focus

I went into this production of Seussical having never seen the show before. Like anyone, I know the classic Dr. ...

CCRI's Guest Artist Series Provides New Opportunities for Students and Loads of Entertainment
November 13, 2019 No Commentby

CCRI’s Guest Artist Series Provides New Opportunities for Students and Loads of Entertainment

Working in college theater can be fantastically educational and rewarding; however, there are some inherent limitations, specifically for designers and ...

No Humbugs Here: Holiday theater moves in to the Ocean State
November 13, 2019 No Commentby

No Humbugs Here: Holiday theater moves in to the Ocean State

A certain cynicism creeps in during the holidays as an evolutionary response to all of the unmitigated cheer that surrounds ...

Time to Dance, Sugar Plum!: 'Tis the season for holiday dance to hit the stage
November 13, 2019 No Commentby

Time to Dance, Sugar Plum!: ‘Tis the season for holiday dance to hit the stage

Whether it’s a vicarious urge to keep ourselves warm, or because something about graceful movement conjures associations with the holiday ...

On the Powwow Trail: The Quanah LaRose story
November 13, 2019 No Commentby

On the Powwow Trail: The Quanah LaRose story

Quanah LaRose has lived a life that, if he wasn’t a real person, would be straight out of a movie. ...

Mamma Mia! What a Show!
November 7, 2019 No Commentby

Mamma Mia! What a Show!

I am going to admit something here, and once it’s in print, it is here forever — I really like ...