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Sarah St. Laurent

Last Lists of My Mad Mother Is a Fast, Funny and Therapeutic Examination of a Child-Parent Relationship Tortured by Alzheimer’s Disease

WomensWork Theatre Collaborative opens its 2019/20 season with a touching production of Julie Jensen’s Last Lists of My Mad Mother, the first in a series of three plays chosen to “examine the ways madness manifests itself in women’s lives,” says creative director Lynne Collinson. The season is being mounted at and with the support of […]

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Wilbury’s Waiting for Godot: A bold beginning to a promising season

The Wilbury Theatre Group’s ninth season opens with Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, directed by Fred Sullivan Jr. Embracing vaudevillian antics, the cast of local talent tackles this esoteric tragicomedy from Samuel Beckett. It does not disappoint. Quick summary: Godot is about two tramps, Estragon and Vladimir, played by Richard Donelly and Tom Gleadow. The […]

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First Comes Love, Then Comes Marriage: Epic’s Dada Woof Papa Hot examines everything that arrives with the baby carriage

Dada Woof Papa Hot is a humorous and thoughtful slice of the LGTBQ struggle for mainstream bliss that any parent can identify with. Epic ends its 9th season with Peter Parnell’s Dada Woof Papa Hot, a beautifully executed piece of storytelling from start to finish. A relatively new work by Parnell, Dada Woof Papa Hot […]

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Opinion: Not Celebrating Pride Month Would Be Harmful to Our Children

Before writing this, I did what every dutiful “elder millennial” would; I journaled all of my thoughts, made lists and went to my bookshelf to seek the wisdom of those who have lived before me. Books on Eastern philosophy, Virginia Woolf, Sarah Vowell, The Feasts: How the Church Year Forms us as Catholics, and The […]

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Always a Bridesmaid Makes for an Easy Night at the Newport Playhouse

  In search of a light hassle-free evening with your special someone? Or maybe you’re looking for a fun ladies’ night out?  Saccharin southern farce meets feel-good dinner theater with Always a Bridesmaid playing through July 1 at the Newport Playhouse. Dinner. Theater. Individually these are two of the most promising words in the English language. […]

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Arctic’s Kindergarten Reminds Audiences of their A, B, Cs and 1, 2, 3s

Looking for a feelgood, easy evening? Grab some friends and head over to the Arctic Playhouse for a heartwarming production and some delicious homemade cookies. All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten is a delightful grownup refresher course in fundamentals. Music, monologues and sweet vignettes are woven together to remind the audience […]

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American Drag Reaches Epic Heights: Epic’s latest is a big show that asks the big questions

The Epic Theatre Company and Kevin Broccoli have got game. There is no denying it. Theatre 82, at the Artists’ Exchange in Cranston, is on fire through April 27 with dance, humor and the American Dream. “You’re about to be transported to the backstage and dance floor of a drag bar. The performers are getting ready […]

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