Marilyn A. Busch

Over the years Marilyn has worn more theatrical hats than she can count: actress, director, costume designer, playwright, make-up artist, comedienne, publicist, marketing guru, graphic designer and chauffeur, a talent that comes in handy to this day. A true Rhode Island girl, Marilyn saw her first musical at Theater by the Sea, fell in love with acting after having Looking Glass Theater visit to her school, spent her summers with Cumberland Company and received her BA in Theater Performance from RI College. Over the years Marilyn has worked with Trinity Rep, AS220, Perishable Theatre, Community Players, Alias Stage, National Black Theater Festival and has written for Providence Monthly, The NicePaper and more. Follow her on Twitter @madbusch or shoot her an email at

Stellar “Buyer & Cellar” Down Stage at 2nd Story

Warren’s 2nd Story Theatre has dubbed this event a “pop-up” production and quite honestly, if they wanted to keep this show going, Buyer & Cellar starring the inimitable Kevin Broccoli and handsomely directed by Lara Hakeem, could “pop-up” and probably sell out virtually anywhere for a long, long time. Alas, anyone who follows local theater […]

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Trinity Rep’s Melancholy Play Beautifully Redefines the Modern Musical

The newest offering closing out the 51st season at Trinity Rep is, in a word, beautiful. Melancholy Play: A Chamber Musical is the latest world-premiere from award-winning playwright Sarah Ruhl and talented composer Todd Almond. Almost completely sung-through, the play is not what one would typically think of when one hears the word “musical” — or […]

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Al Fresco Dining Off the Beaten Path – and with Gluten-Free Options? I’m In!

Since moving our family out of PVD to the wilds of Greenville a few years ago, my husband and I have lamented the loss of a wide variety of gluten-free dining right within walking distance. Color me thrilled when I discovered some new and excellent gluten-free al fresco dining options right within our summer work, […]

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A Darkly Funny “Entertaining Mr. Sloane” at 2nd Story Theatre 

It’s ironic that 2nd Story Theatre chose Mother’s Day weekend, of all holidays, as their press opening night for Joe Orton’s Entertaining Mr. Sloane, a darkly comic puzzle-box of a familial drama that has more than its share of “Mommy” issues. Part psychological thriller, part ferocious family drama, yet often laugh-out-loud funny, Orton’s rarely produced […]

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