Theater

A Theater Primer for the Uninitiated
September 4, 2014 No Commentby

A Theater Primer for the Uninitiated

Rhode Island theater, for the uninitiated, can be a complex mess of posters, social media events and pages of listings ...

To Pee or Not to Pee: An All-Pug Hamlet Media Frenzy
September 4, 2014 No Commentby

To Pee or Not to Pee: An All-Pug Hamlet Media Frenzy

Kevin Broccoli is a serious man: artistic director of Rhode Island’s Epic Theatre, author of plays and monologues that have ...

Dancing Into Fall
September 4, 2014 3 commentsby

Dancing Into Fall

With summer drawing to a close, a common theme echoed by many is that it was too short and it ...

Fall Theater Preview
September 4, 2014 No Commentby

Fall Theater Preview

PROFESSIONAL It couldn’t be a better time to be a theater-goer in Rhode Island. With eight professional theaters to choose ...

Art: In the Eye of the Beholder
September 1, 2014 No Commentby

Art: In the Eye of the Beholder

I don’t know about art, but I know what I like. This frustrating aphorism creates boundaries and absolves the person ...

Theatre by the Sea's Spamalot Is Predictably Wonderful
August 28, 2014 1 commentby

Theatre by the Sea’s Spamalot Is Predictably Wonderful

In 1987, Theatre by the Sea was still a Tommy Brent operation and this writer was a teenage intern learning ...

All Hail Caesar!
August 26, 2014 No Commentby

All Hail Caesar!

Burbage Theater Company crafted a first-rate production of William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar at the William Hall Library in Cranston. A ...

Forever Plaid Hits A High Note
August 6, 2014 No Commentby

Forever Plaid Hits A High Note

The Plaids are a 1950s singing group that never was. As an offstage speaker informs us, the four clean-cut males ...

Cock, or the Rooster Play: That's not a euphemism
August 6, 2014 No Commentby

Cock, or the Rooster Play: That’s not a euphemism

Plays with titles intentionally chosen to be unprintable in the mainstream press are usually terrible. The New York Times reviewed ...

The Female Playwrights Issue Takes Center Stage
August 6, 2014 2 commentsby

The Female Playwrights Issue Takes Center Stage

I’ve been lamenting the representation of women playwrights on the American stage since I learned that only 17 percent of ...