Planet Christmas: Until the Sea Shall Free Them
A new and original work of prodigious audacity, Planet Christmas by Contemporary Theater Company playwright-in-residence Andy Hoover, is unlike any holiday-themed stage production you’ve ever seen. It draws from a […]
Opinion: The College Conundrum
I’ve long contended that the overwhelming factor that accounts for the consistent increase in college tuition at about three times the rate of inflation over at least the past 30 […]
Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol: Not Dead Yet
An impressively minimalist take on a very familiar story, Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol, written by playwright Tom Mula and performed by the Rhode Island Stage Ensemble (RISE) employs four actors, […]
Little Women: Not Exactly the Book
A musical stage version of a classic book beloved by young adults for over a century is a daring challenge inherently difficult to do. Despite many adaptations for the stage […]
Freelancing: Rising Creative Trend
As permanent employment in some fields shifts by employer choice to temporary and even outsourced workers, a complementary movement toward freelancing by employee choice is gaining strength in the creative […]
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 hundreds of times on screen, because the inevitable tendency is […]
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 this Tony and Pulitzer award-winning look into an office of […]
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 producers are very small operations, usually comprising only one or […]
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, playwright and Epic Theatre Artistic Director Kevin Broccoli in the […]
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 As You Like It. Because most of this light comedy […]