Audiences Are Absorbed in Granite’s Hollow
It’s a bright Sunday afternoon when I arrive at The Granite Theatre, unclouded blue sky and soft September breeze giving no indication of the delicious darkness that waits within the playhouse. On stage, a lavish scene is set: artwork scattered on the walls, deep red drapes wrapping two sets of French doors, a sparkling bar […]
Move! Dance performances pirouette into Fringe
This summer has been a dancer-lover’s dream, and the fifth annual Providence Fringe Festival (FRINGEPVD) promises this city is not slowing down. Dance companies from around New England and beyond are gathering to perform in the Creative Capital. Tumbling into town, Big Teeth Performance Collective visits FRINGEPVD as part of their multi-state tour of the […]
“Do You Not Perceive the Jest?” Oh, but I Do!
The sun was soft and low in the sky, enveloping the Contemporary Theater Company (CTC)’s outdoor performance space in a dreamy midsummer glow; it’s the perfect setting to kick off the troupe’s “Shakespeare on the Saugatucket” series. This month, CTC presents William Shakespeare’s comedy Two Gentlemen of Verona, a cheerful adventure complete with complicated love […]
The days are longer, the air is warmer, and the Rhode Island dance scene is twisting with the turning of the season. RI dance companies are ripe with new offerings this summer; from contemporary ballet to experimental collaborative projects, the Ocean State dance community covers it all. The first weekend of June offers a double […]